Homicide Investigation: 3500 Block of South Chelton Loop

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Update

Detectives from the Colorado Springs Police Department’s (CSPD) Homicide/Assault Unit have continued the investigation into the death of Margie Crowe that occurred on February 27, 2021. On March 5, 2021, detectives applied for and obtained a warrant for the arrest of 33-year-old Demetrius Martin for the charge of Murder in the first degree.

Since the issuance of the arrest warrant, detectives from CSPD’s Violent Offender Fugitive Task Force had made attempts to locate Mr. Martin in Colorado Springs and in Arizona through their partnership with the United States Marshals Service. On April 7, 2021, Mr. Martin was arrested in Tempe, Arizona where he remains in custody.

This is still an active and on-going investigation. 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.

Original release:

On Saturday, February 27, 2021, around 3:53 a.m., the Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) Communications Center was notified of a traffic crash in the 3500 block of South Chelton Loop. When officers arrived on scene, they located a deceased adult female. Personnel from AMR as well as the Colorado Springs Fire Department also responded to the scene. Responding paramedics indicated that the female sustained an apparent gunshot wound.

Based on the preliminary evidence and nature of this incident, detectives from the CSPD’s Violent Crimes Section responded and assumed responsibility for the investigation. Detectives are in the process of developing information about the incident and this continues to be an active investigation.

On March 1, 2021, the El Paso County Coroner’s Office completed the autopsy of the female victim. The victim has been identified as 49-year-old Margie Crowe. While the Coroner's Office will make the official cause and manner determination, this death is being investigated as a homicide. Further details will be released in the future as appropriate.

Ms. Crowe’s death is the fourth homicide investigation in the City of Colorado Springs in 2021. The CSPD investigated nine homicides at this time last year.

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

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