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Man shot near scene of burglary dies from injuries

Investigators: Burglary and shooting not related
Posted: 4:53 PM, Sep 11, 2019
Updated: 2019-09-12 07:16:31-04
Shooting Brookside

COLORADO SPRINGS — Colorado Springs Police Department's Homicide/Assault unit continues to investigate a violent crime that unfolded in the early hours of September 9th in a neighborhood south of downtown. Investigators released a statement saying the man who was shot near the scene of a burglary has died from his injuries.

At around 1 a.m. on Sept. 9, officers were investigating a report of a burglary in the area of Brookside Street and Tejon Street when they heard gunfire. Officers found a male victim laying in a field about a half-block away with a gunshot wound to the head and called for an ambulance. He was transported to a local hospital where investigators say he died.

After hours of investigation, detectives believe that the burglary at the Everyday Convenience store is not related to the shooting.

While homicide investigators continue to work this case, the El Paso County Coroner is still working to determine an official cause of death.

This case remains an open and active investigation. Investigators believe there were people around at the time of this violent crime and are hoping someone will come forward with information that can lead them to a suspect who was involved.

Anyone with information or is a witness to this investigation is asked to call the Colorado Springs Police Department at (719) 444-7000; or if you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers Tip Line at (719) 634-STOP (7867) or 1-800-222-8477.