Update Homicide Investigation at 3125 Sinton Road

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On Wednesday, July 13, 2022, at approximately 7:13 pm officers with the Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) were dispatched to a reported shooting at the Incline Apartments, 3125 Sinton Rd. Upon arrival officers located a deceased adult male on scene and a second adult male with gunshot wounds. This second male was transported to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries.

The CSPD Violent Crimes Homicide/Assault Unit responded and assumed control of the investigation.

On Thursday, July 14, 2022, the El Paso County Coroner’s Office completed an autopsy of the deceased male who was initially transported from the scene to the hospital. The male has been identified as 46-year-old Antonio Bonner, of Colorado Springs. 

On Friday, July 15, 2022, the El Paso County Coroner’s Office completed an autopsy of the deceased male found on scene at the apartments. The male has been identified as 37-year-old Russell Basham, of Colorado Springs.

Both Mr. Bonner’s and Mr. Basham’s deaths have been ruled homicides and are the 29th and 30th homicide investigations in the City of Colorado Springs in 2022. At this time last year, the Colorado Springs Police Department investigated twenty-one homicides.

The investigation revealed that Mr. Bonner and Mr. Basham got into a verbal argument in the parking lot of the apartment complex. This verbal argument continued to escalate until it ended with both men using the firearms they were each carrying, to shoot each other. There are no outstanding suspects and no known danger to the community.

This is still an active investigation and 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.

All updates will only come from the Public Information Office

 

Original Blotter Entry

On the above date and time [July 13, 2022 at 7:13pm] officers were dispatched to a reported shooting at the Incline Apartments, 3125 Sinton Rd. Upon arrival officers located a deceased adult male on scene and a second adult male with gunshot wounds. This second male was transported to a local hospital where he later succumbed to his injuries. The Violent Crimes Homicide/Assault Unit responded and assumed control of the investigation. Based on the initial investigation there are no outstanding suspects and no known danger to the community. This is an active investigation and further details will be released by the PIO as appropriate.

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