On January 28, 2020, at approximately 12:08 P.M., officers with the Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) responded to the 900 block of Teal Ct. for a reported shooting. Upon arrival, officers located a deceased adult male in an apartment. Officers contacted and detained an adult female on scene, who was later identified as 30-year-old Erica Arellano of Colorado Springs. Detectives from CSPD’s Homicide/Assault Unit responded and assumed responsibility for this investigation.
The investigation led to detectives obtaining an arrest warrant for Ms. Arellano for the charge of Murder in the second degree. Ms. Arellano was taken into custody and booked into the El Paso County Criminal Justice Center.
On January 29, 2020, the El Paso County Coroner’s Office completed an autopsy of the deceased adult male victim. He has been identified as 41-year-old Marcus Hardin of Colorado Springs. Mr. Hardin’s death is the second homicide investigation in the City of Colorado Springs in 2020. The CSPD investigated two homicides at this time last year.
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.