On November 18, 2020, at approximately 8:19 A.M., officers from the Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) responded to a shooting call for service at the Rodeway Inn located at 520 North Murray Boulevard. When officers arrived on scene, they located a deceased adult female and an adult male with an apparent gunshot wound, in a room of the hotel. Based on the preliminary investigation, detectives from CSPD’s Homicide/Assault Unit responded to the scene and assumed responsibility for this investigation. Detectives have conducted multiple interviews and are continuing the investigation into this shooting incident.
On November 19, 2020, the El Paso County Coroner’s Office completed the autopsy of the deceased female. The female was identified as 27-year-old Rebecca Smith of Colorado Springs. While the Coroner’s Office will make the official cause and manner of death determination, this death is being investigated as a homicide and continues to be an active investigation. Further details will be released as appropriate.
Ms. Smith’s death is the 34th homicide investigation in the City of Colorado Springs in 2020. The CSPD investigated 24 homicides at this time last year.
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.