On March 27, 2019, the Colorado Springs Police Department was notified of a shooting that occurred in the 1800 block of Rimwood Drive. Upon arrival, officers located a deceased adult male with an apparent gunshot wound in the 1900 block of Rimwood Drive. On March 29, 2019, the El Paso County Coroner’s Office completed the autopsy and identified the victim from the shooting. The victim has been identified as Gary Dolce, 63 years of age and a resident of Colorado Springs. Mr. Dolce died from the gunshot wound.
As a result of this investigation, the Colorado Springs Police Department’s Homicide/ Assault Unit detectives obtained an arrest warrant for James W. Hanlon II for the charge of First Degree Murder on March 28, 2019. Hanlon turned himself in to the Denver Police Department on March 29, 2019, and was taken into custody. Hanlon is 53 years of age and a resident of Colorado Springs.
Mr. Dolce’s death is the fourth homicide in the City of Colorado Springs in 2019. The Colorado Springs Police Department investigated six homicides at this time last year.
The Colorado Springs Police Department’s Violent Crimes Section/Homicide Unit has an active arrest warrant for First Degree Murder and is actively pursuing James W. Hanlon, white male, 53 years of age, 5’ 11”, 180 lbs., brown hair, and blue eyes. Hanlon is considered to be armed and dangerous; therefore, we ask that you not make contact. If you know Hanlon’s whereabouts or have any information, please notify your local law enforcement agency.
Hanlon might be in a 2018 Toyota 4Runner, CO license plate CCW619. Photo is attached and posted on Twitter.
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.
On March 27, 2019, at approximately 6:24 PM, officers with the Colorado Springs Police Department responded to the 1800 block of Rimwood Drive on a reported shooting. Upon arrival, officers located an adult male near the street with an apparent gunshot wound. The Colorado Springs Fire Department responded to the scene and confirmed the on-scene death.
The Colorado Springs Police Department’s Violent Crimes Section responded to the scene and assumed responsibility for this investigation. This death is being investigated as a homicide and continues to be an active investigation. Please follow Twitter for updates, as appropriate.
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