Man killed in shooting on southeast side of Colorado Springs identified

Shooting at Sonic on Chelton
Posted at 3:01 PM, Jul 17, 2023
and last updated 2023-08-01 23:12:25-04

COLORADO SPRINGS, CO — On Tuesday, July 18, the El Paso County Coroner's Office identified the deceased male to be 32-year-old Solton Heshmaty— a resident of Colorado Springs.

The Colorado Springs Police Department is investigating a shooting on Colorado Springs's southeast side of town Monday afternoon.

Details about the shooting are limited and the Colorado Springs Police Department tells News5 they will not send a Public Information Officer to the shooting scene.

In a Twitter post, the Colorado Springs Police Department confirmed two people were shot. Both victims were taken to a local hospital, and one of the individuals has since died from his wounds.

According to police, the shooting occurred near a Sonic restaurant on N. Chelton Road just west of The Citadel Mall.

No arrests have been made yet, but CSPD assures that those involved have all been accounted for.

This is still an active investigation, but according to CSPD there shouldn't be any danger to the community.

Anyone with any information or any witnesses to this incident are encouraged to call the Colorado Springs Police Department at 719-444-7000.

If you would like to remain anonymous, you can call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 719-634-STOP or 1-800-222-8477.

In an effort to better understand crime in Southern Colorado. News 5 will continue to track homicides across Colorado in 2023 to provide a picture of violent crime trends across Southern Colorado.


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