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Victim identified in a suspicious death in Colorado Springs

Posted at 4:00 PM, Nov 06, 2019

COLORADO SPRINGS — The El Paso County Coroner's Office has identified the victim killed in on east Monument Street on Sunday.

Just before 7 a.m. Sunday, November 3, the Colorado Springs Police Department received a report of a man on the ground in the 2300 block of east Monument Street.

CSPD said when officers arrived they found 20-year-old Xavier Padilla with serious injuries. Padilla was transported to a local hospital where he later died.

This is the 21st homicide investigation in Colorado Springs in 2019. At this time last year the city had 29 homicides.

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.