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Man dies after shooting on MLK Bypass, one person arrested in connection

MLK Bypass Shooting
Posted at 9:38 PM, Jan 20, 2022
and last updated 2022-03-17 20:00:28-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — One man was transported to the hospital Thursday evening after suffering an apparent gunshot wound.

The man, identified as 41 year old Kristopher Wilson of Colorado Springs, passed away from the injuries later than night. The El Paso County Coroner's Office will determine the official cause and manner of death.

The shooting occurred at approximately 9:07 p.m. on the MLK Bypass between Union and Circle

On Thursday night the MLK Bypass was shut down in both directions between Union and Circle due to a shooting.

First responders closed the bypass around 9:30 p.m. and it was later reopened just before 5 A.M.

On March 15, detectives obtained an arrest warrant for 25-year-old Jesus Velasco of Colorado Springs on one count of murder in the first degree.

Velasco was served the warrant at the El Paso County jail after being arrested earlier in the day by the Homicide/ Assault unit detectives for an unrelated warrant.

The area was shut down for some time and motorists were advised to avoid the area.

Detectives are working to identify those involved and to develop more information about the incident. They are now investigating the incident as a homicide.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Colorado Springs Police Department at (719) 444-7000.

If you wish to remain anonymous, you may call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at (719) 634-STOP (7867) or 1-800-222-8477.

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