Grieving Family Seeking Answers In Son's Murder

By: Mecca Rayne/KKTV
By: Mecca Rayne/KKTV
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Family and friends says the pain from a loved one

Michael Garcia (photo courtesy of the Garcia family)

Family and friends says the pain from a loved one's murder is so intense it feels as though it happened hours ago, not a month ago.

"It's just a pain that never ends. It's with you...you just want to go to sleep. It's the only time you get it out of your head," Anthony Garcia said about his son MIchael's death.

Michael Garcia, 31, was shot and killed July 20, 2014 at his home in the 2000 block of Saint Claire Park Alley in Colorado Springs. His family desperately wants answers.

A neighbor heard the gunshots and discovered Michael's body. Whoever had left Michael to die alone was long gone.

Anthony Garcia says the pain is unbearable--and knowing the killer is still on the loose makes his son's death even worse.

Anthony describes Michael as a loving father of two young girls. He also had a twin brother and a few other siblings.

The Garcia family tells 11 News they hope talking about his death publicly will help motivate someone who knows something to come forward.

Anthony says police haven't given them an update on the investigation, just that they are still on the case.

"I've heard that so many times...that it's an ongoing investigation. I'm tired of hearing that [begins crying]."

If you know anything about this shooting, call Crime Stoppers at 634-STOP.
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ORIGINAL STORY, July 21, 2014

Colorado Springs police are investigating a shooting in a neighborhood on the south side of the city..

According to a news release, officers were first called to the 2000 block of Saint Clair Park Alley Sunday night around 11:15. Witnesses reported shots had been fired in the neighborhood near Hancock Expressway and Union Boulevard.

Police said a man was found dead at the scene.

Detectives from the Violent Crimes/Homicide Unit continued the investigation well into Monday morning.

The victim's identity has not been released. A suspect description has not been provided.

Police ask anyone with information to call 444-7000, or Crime Stoppers at 634-STOP.


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