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CSPD responded to report of a traffic crash at the 3500 block of South Chelton Loop and found a deceased female with a gunshot wound.

Colorado Springs Police Department reported the fourth homicide of 2021 after another violent weekend in Southeast Colorado Springs. Early Saturday morning, CSPD responded to a traffic crash at the 3500 block of South Chelton Loop. When officers arrived they found a deceased woman, identified as 49-year-old Margie Crowe.

“Responding paramedics indicated that the female sustained an apparent gunshot wound,” read a news release from CSPD. “

Based on the preliminary evidence and nature of this incident, detectives from the CSPD’s Violent Crimes Section responded and assumed responsibility for the investigation. Detectives are in the process of developing information about the incident and this continues to be an active investigation.”

Earlier that morning CSPD responded to a stabbing at the 4900 block of Copper Springs View. Lt. James Sokolik, the CSPD public information officer, described the incident as a “domestic disturbance.” The suspect, Savion Campbell, was taken into custody.

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Crowe is the fourth homicide of 2021.

Just after noon on Saturday, CSPD responded to a shots fired call at the Citadel Mall. Sokolik said there were no injuries and no suspects at this time. 

Crowe’s death is the fourth homicide for the city of Colorado Springs in 2021, all of which have occurred in Southeast Colorado Springs. On Jan. 23, Ebonyneke Futrell was shot at the Thrive at Elevation Apartments on Monterey Road. On Feb. 5, John Richard Roth was shot at an apartment complex at the 3900 block of Galley Road. On Feb. 20, Tashianna Blake was shot at the 2000 block of Squawbush Ridge Grove. According to a CSPD news release, “The emergency call for service was placed by Dermot Blake who stated that he shot his wife.”

On Feb. 21, following a disturbance in a parking lot at the 2800 block of South Academy Boulevard, Jeff Joseph shot himself in the leg before being taken into custody by CSPD.

CSPD investigated nine homicides at this time last year. 2020 saw an increase in shootings, homicides, and shots fired calls. Data from CSPD showed that 54 percent of all shots fired calls came from Southeast Colorado Springs — 80910 and 80916.

 

Heidi Beedle is a former soldier, educator, activist, and animal welfare worker. She received a Bachelor’s in English from UCCS. She has worked as a freelance writer covering LGBTQ issues, nuclear disasters, cattle mutilations, and social movements.