Update: Shooting at Citadel Mall

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March 12, 2019 [Release at Will]                                                                                                                                Release: #1903-003

On December 18, 2018, at approximately 1:45 PM, officers with the Colorado Springs Police Department responded to the Citadel Mall on a reported shooting. Upon arrival, officers located two victims, one outside and one inside the mall, with what appeared to be gunshot wounds. Both individuals were transported to a local hospital. Additionally, on December 19, 2018, a juvenile male came to a local hospital seeking treatment for injuries he suffered during the shooting at the Citadel Mall as well.

The Colorado Springs Police Department’s Violent Crimes Section, Homicide/Assault Unit, responded to the scene and assumed responsibility for this investigation. During the initial phase of the investigation, detectives were able to identify the suspect as a juvenile male. An Arrest Warrant was obtained for Attempted First Degree Murder – Four Counts, a Class 2 Felony, and First Degree Assault – Two Counts, a Class 3 Felony.

The Violent Crimes Section and the Metro Fugitive Unit has been actively pursuing the juvenile suspect’s whereabouts since the Arrest Warrant was obtained. On March 11, 2019, the juvenile male suspect was taken into custody by Fugitive Unit detectives at a residence in Colorado Springs. The suspect was eventually booked into the Spring Creek Youth Services Center for the above Arrest Warrant.

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.

NOTE TO MEDIA: All updates will ONLY come from the Public Affairs Section when available.

On December 19, 2018, at approximately 2:48 AM, a juvenile male arrived at a local hospital with a gunshot wound. Colorado Springs Police Department officers responded to the hospital and learned that the victim was shot while standing outside of the Citadel Mall on December 18, 2018, at approximately 1:45 PM. The victim was treated and released.

The Colorado Springs Police Department’s Violent Crimes Section continues their active investigation identifying responsibility for this act of violence. Detectives have identified three gunshot victims, two adults and one juvenile. There is one additional juvenile female who was not hit by gunfire, but is a victim in this investigation.

Detectives will be charging Attempted First Degree Murder – Four Counts, a Class 2 Felony, First Degree Assault – Two Counts, a Class 3 Felony, as the investigation moves forward. Please follow Twitter for updates, as appropriate.

NOTE TO MEDIA: All updates will ONLY come from the Public Affairs Section when available.

On December 18, 2018, at approximately 1:45 PM, officers with the Colorado Springs Police Department responded to the Citadel Mall on a reported shooting. Upon arrival, officers located two victims, one outside and one inside the mall, with what appeared to be gunshot wounds. Both individuals were transported to a local hospital. The victims were adult males and are in serious and stable condition.

The Colorado Springs Police Department’s Violent Crimes Section responded to the scene and assumed responsibility for this investigation. Preliminary information reveals a verbal argument started outside the mall on the south side. Multiple shots were fired from a vehicle striking two individuals. This continues to be an active investigation. Follow Twitter for updates, as appropriate.