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Fatal shooting under investigation along Hancock Expressway in Colorado Springs

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Posted at 10:18 AM, Oct 04, 2021
and last updated 2021-12-01 23:07:06-05

COLORADO SPRINGS — On Monday morning the Colorado Springs Police Department advised people to avoid the area of Hancock Expressway and Delta Dr in the southeast part of the city due to a deadly shooting.

According to CSPD, the shooting happened at around 8:45 a.m. near the 2500 Block of Hancock Expressway.

When officers arrived they found a man on the sidewalk, he was pronounced dead at the scene. The man was later identified as 41-year-old Vencenzio Luciano of Colorado Springs. Mr. Luciano’s death was the 27th homicide investigation in the City of Colorado Springs in 2021.

During an investigation, CSPD learned that Mr. Luciano had attempted to rob the person who shot him. CSPD Mr. Luciano displayed a handgun during the robbery which resulted in the person shooting Mr. Luciano in self-defense.

Detectives also determined that the handgun Mr. Luciano wielded was actually was a BB gun which was made to look like resemble a semi-automatic handgun.

The charges against the person who shot Mr. Luciano were dismissed.

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