On August 5, 2019, the El Paso County Coroner’s Office completed the autopsy of the victim involved in the August 3, 2019, homicide that took place at The Social, located in the 3500 block of N. Academy Boulevard. The victim has been identified as 19-year-old La Jayzia Cannon of Colorado Springs. The suspect in this investigation has been identified as 23-year-old Gary McCallister, Jr., a resident of Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri. McCallister was arrested on August 3, 2019, in Colorado Springs for Murder in the Second Degree and booked into the El Paso County Criminal Justice Center. Ms. Cannon’s death is the 15th homicide investigation in the City of Colorado Springs in 2019. At this time last year, the city had 18 homicides.
Original Press Release
On August 3, 2019, at approximately 1:56 am, the Colorado Springs Police Department responded to calls for service reference a shooting at the Social, a nightclub in the 3500 block of North Academy Boulevard.
Upon arrival, officers located an adult female and an adult male suffering from apparent gunshot wounds. Both individuals were transported to a local hospital where the female victim succumbed to her injuries. The male gunshot victim sustained life threatening injuries and remains in critical condition. A second adult male, with non-life threatening injuries from an apparent gunshot wound received during this incident, was later contacted at a local hospital.
Detectives from the Violent Crimes Homicide/Assault Unit responded and assumed responsibility for the investigation. While the El Paso County Coroner will conduct an examination to make the final determination of the cause and manner of death, this case is being actively investigated as a homicide.
There is currently no known danger to the public, but all involved parties have not been identified and the Colorado Springs Police Department is asking anyone with information or who is a witness to this event 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.