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Police identify victim killed at Colorado Springs apartments

Posted at 12:49 PM, Oct 06, 2020
and last updated 2020-10-06 14:53:10-04

COLORADO SPRINGS — Colorado Springs police said a 38-year-old man was killed on October 1 night on the east side of the city.

Around 7:15 p.m. officers responded to the Westview Apartments near South Academy and Airport. Officers found two people with gunshot wounds and performed life-saving measures on one of the victims before they died at the hospital about one hour later.

The coroner's office has identified the man who was killed as 38-year-old Jerome Nelson.

This death is the 27th homicide investigation in Colorado Springs this year. CSPD investigated 17 homicides at this time last year.

Anyone with information or who 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 the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at (719) 634-STOP (7867) or 1-800-222-8477.