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One man dead following shooting on Colorado Springs Eastside

Colorado Springs Police Department CSPD
Posted at 9:24 PM, Nov 22, 2022
and last updated 2022-12-01 14:21:18-05

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — Colorado Springs Police Officers responded to a reported shooting around 6:20 pm Tuesday evening.

The shooting occurred at the apartment complex across from Mitchell High School on East San Miguel and Potter Drive.

Upon arrival, officers found a man that was found dead at the scene. He was later identified as 30-year-old Carlos Enrique Diaz-Valdes, of Colorado Springs.

According to CSPD, it appears the parties involved knew each other and this is being investigated as a homicide.

The suspect, 30-year-old Raciel Rojas-Vazquez, fled the scene and was later arrested in Laredo, Texas.

Diaz-Valdes’ death was the 48th homicide investigation in the City of Colorado Springs in 2022. CSPD investigated 39 homicides at the same time last year.

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