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Victim in Fillmore St. homicide identified

Posted at 6:41 AM, Feb 12, 2020
and last updated 2020-02-13 21:27:56-05

COLORADO SPRINGS — The El Paso County Coroner's Office said Thursday an autopsy on the man found dead at a business on Fillmore Street Monday night.

The coroner identified the victim as Benjamin A. Nandin, 25, of Colorado Springs.

He was found at The BOMB Headshop at Blown Smoke Shop, located at 424 West Fillmore Street.

CSPD is still investigating the case, and working to identify a possible witness. Surveillance video shows a white male in a red hooded sweatshirt and jeans arriving at the scene around 9:45 Tuesday night.

He was in an early 2000s Ford Explorer or similar style SUV. That vehicle was red with tan trim.

Anyone with information on the case is ascked to contact Colorado Springs Police at 719-444-7000. You can also remain anonymouse by calling Crime Stoppers at 719-634-STOP (7867) or 1-800-222-8477.

Mr. Nandin's death is the sixth homicide investigation in Colorado Springs so far in 2020. At this time last year there were two homicide investigations in the city.

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The Colorado Springs Police Department is investigating a man's death as a homicide after finding him in a Colorado Springs business Tuesday night.

Officers received a call before midnight and responded to the business in the 400 block of W. Fillmore St. After an initial investigation, detectives from the department's Violent Crimes Section took over and are now leading the investigation.

There is no cause of death yet, but it is being investigated as a homicide. A spokesperson with CSPD told News5 that this was initially reported as a shooting.

Anyone with information is asked to contact the department at (719) 444-7000. If you would like to remain anonymous, you can call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at (719) 634-7867.