Two separate incidents drew police investigations over the weekend in Southeast Colorado Springs.

The Colorado Springs Police Department blocked an eastbound lane of Hancock Expressway Saturday afternoon to investigate a shooting incident involving two vehicles driving on South Union Boulevard. One of the vehicles, a gray Hummer, was stopped by CSPD on the eastbound shoulder of Hancock Expressway as officers conducted an investigation.


CSPD vehicles blocked an eastbound lane of Hancock Expressway while investigating a shooting Saturday afternoon.

According to the CSPD blotter, “Officers of the Sand Creek Division were dispatched to the area of Hancock [Expressway] and [South] Union [Boulevard] on a reported shooting. Witnesses report two vehicles driving down Union [Boulevard] shooting at each other. Upon officers arrival they located a gray Hummer in the area with apparent damage from multiple gunshots. There were only minor injuries sustained by the victim in the vehicle. This investigation is ongoing.”


A bullet hole in the passenger window and mirror of a vehicle involved in Saturday's shooting incident.

Early Sunday morning, CSPD responded to the 2100 block of Delta Drive to respond to another shooting and found a dead victim.

According to the blotter, “When Officers arrived on scene they located a deceased adult male. Detectives with the CSPD Violent Crimes Unit responded and assumed responsibility for the investigation.”

Lt. James Sokolik, CSPD public information officer, confirmed that the incident is being investigated as a homicide and is the ninth homicide in Colorado Springs, and the fifth homicide in Southeast Colorado Springs, so far in 2021.

Anyone with information or who was a witness to Sunday’s shooting is asked to call the Colorado Springs Police Department at (719) 444-7000; or if you wish to remain anonymous, call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at (719) 634-STOP (7867) or 1-800-222-8477.

Editor's Note: This article was updated to reflect that CSPD is investigating the April 25 shooting as a homicide, and that it is the ninth homicide of 2021.

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.