Thomas Woolly is charged with manslaughter in the shooting death of a 19-year-old woman in Colorado Springs.
A 19-year-old woman is dead and a man is hospitalized after gun shots ring out inside a south side Colorado Springs apartment.
Colorado Springs police reported Sunday night, following their day-long investigation, the arrest of Fort Carson soldier, 24-year-old Thomas Woolly, on a charge of manslaughter. The victim's family tells 11 News her name was Lisa Baumann. Baumann's mother spoke to 11 News from Illinois and told us Lisa lived in Colorado Springs with her father.
The double shooting happened early Sunday morning around 3 a.m. at the Cheyenne Crest Apartments. That's located off Highway 115 on Westmeadow Drive.
Police say the 911 call that came in reported the shooting as an accident, but police treated the area as a crime scene from the very beginning.
Few who live at the apartments heard the commotion. "I was sleeping. I don't know. I sleep pretty heavy," said Leslie Sadlowski who lives in one of the units.
But police say gun shots did go off more than once.
"I saw them bring a body out this morning," said Sadlowski.
"It's a really bad situation that shouldn't have happened," said Christopher Coulston who lives in one of the units.
The other person who took a bullet was a man and police say he'll be fine. "Unreal. It's unreal," said Coulston.
According to police, Baumann and the other victim weren't the only ones inside the apartment. Someone made the 911 call and whoever it was told dispatchers, it was an accident. "I don't know how that's an accident. I don't think it is," said Sadlowski.
It's not clear who made the call to police, since investigators have yet released a detailed sequence of the events.
Sadlowski, who is a mother says she's skeptical and scared for her kids in the neighborhood they live in. "There's been fights. We've heard people getting beat up in the parking lot. It's not a nice place," said Sadlowski.
An autopsy on the 19-year-old woman is scheduled. The El Paso County Coroner will determine at a later date the cause and manner of her death.
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