19-Year-Old Woman Killed in Shooting Identified

By: Rosie Barresi Email
By: Rosie Barresi Email
The victim

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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  • by current Soldier Location: Fort Carson on Sep 30, 2010 at 12:07 PM
    I am a current Soldier at Fort Carson were Woolly was stationed at the time of the incident. I see other Soldiers getting kicked out every week for having unregistered firearms. Why did the Army rush this guy to retirement? Cocaine usage is a prior on his record so why did the Army reward him with retirement weeks after killing a young girl? Yes this is significant because I have to worry about these crazies in my community. This guy needs to be held accountable for what he has done, Murdered an innocent victim. My unit has punished and restricted me for being ten pounds overweight. This guy commits murder and gets a paid retirement. WTF? I'm tired of seeing these other Soldiers literally committing murder and getting away with it! I've followed this story and am very upset that the Colorado Springs District Attorney has dropped this case. Thomas Woolly murdered a young girl and got away with it! Not only did the US Army let him do this so did the Colorado Springs DA!
  • by Johnathan Location: Illinois on May 10, 2010 at 01:09 PM
    Also wanted to post this link: http://www.gazette.com/sections/article/gallery/?pic=4&id=53558 There is a picture of this lunatic pointing a pistol at himself! Obviously this nut doesn't care about his own safety, so how could he care about the safety of anyone else? And how is it that this guy can even carry a gun around? I'm sure this isn't the first time he's been arrested and his army unit had stated he has had drug problems in the past. Why weren't they kicking him out!!!!? Then he would have never been there to shoot and kill my friend! Guns are not toys and in that picture it is more than obvious this guy thinks so and treats them as such. What a piece of garbage.
  • by Johnathan Location: Illinois on May 10, 2010 at 01:00 PM
    The El Paso County D.A. in Colorado still hasn't put this lunatic away! Why is the man that killed my friend still out their? That D.A. is putting everyone in his county at risk! If you live in Colorado Springs, Colorado beware of Thomas Woolly and his careless gun handling! Why would anyone take a shotgun pistol into a party with young kids!? This guy was much older and had no business being there! Miss you Lissa and wish that lunatic would have missed you.
  • by Anonymous Location: Colorado Springs on May 23, 2009 at 07:21 AM
    Um, Don, this is not a story being updated by KKTV, it is not a front page article being written daily... clicking your way to this story and posting is what keeps it going, so instead tell yourself to 'not click this one', it's that simple...
  • by estelle Location: colorado springs on May 21, 2009 at 10:46 PM
    don, let her rest in peace. if you are tired of this story, then click on one of the other links. kktv does not and should not cater to you. lisa was a great girl and touched many lives. this story is in the forefront of many minds. keep your negativity and cruel comments to yourself. please, just be respectful- is that so hard? my thoughts are with her family, especially you jon, and everyone else who loved her.
  • by don Location: co spgs on May 21, 2009 at 07:24 AM
    shut up,,,,,,,,,,,,,,,i'am sick of reading this,KKTV,,,,,,,,,,,,you outta shut this down,,,,,,,,,sick,sick sick ,,,,,,,this is old news,,,,,,,,,,,,,and theres more news to read about than this,,,,,,,,,,bla bla bla,what ever!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  • by a friend Location: colorado springs on May 21, 2009 at 12:12 AM
    her nephew jon is one of my best friends and so i've met her several times. she was a beautiful, sweet girl and did not deserve this. i have heard more to this story, but i will respect the privacy of both families- what happened that night was not okay, and while murder may not have been his intention, that is what happened and thomas is responsible. i'm not saying he is a bad person- i don't know him, but he stole a young, innocent life. this is so sad, and i cannot even imagine the pain her family is going through. jon, be strong, we all love you. r.i.p lisa.
  • by Mommajane Location: FL on May 20, 2009 at 11:06 AM
    I am very upset and ashamed of the nasty bashing on this page. At time when a young girl is laid to rest at the feet of her MOTHER!! I have known Lisa, Perry and Patti for what seems like a Million years. I used to watch them for many years when they were just babies. Life deals out cards and some families never seem to catch a break. Lisa for whatever reason is now gone. Rest in Peace my little one. Lisa has gone before us as did my son. Lisa was taken before her time at the hands of another. All of my family feels this huge loss. My prayer is for my boy Perry..Let her go in peace my son. Anger is the devils doorway. Patti..I am here for you. xxooxxoo
  • by You All Should Be Ashamed on May 20, 2009 at 10:44 AM
    Britt, I agree! It's amazing how ungrateful everyone is and how quick people are to stereotype "soldiers" just because of ONE soldier's mistake. Makes me angry that I have a loved one serving this country overseas- protecting IGNORANT people like this.
  • by Britt Location: Colorado Springs on May 20, 2009 at 09:44 AM
    It's frustrating to me that everyone is so focused on the fact that this man is/was a soldier. If he were a pipe fitter or an accountant, that would not be mentioned a million times over. I am not supporting this man I'm just trying to make a point. I also do not feel that it is fair to say that with more troops coming home that more incidents like this will take place. How judgmental and ignorant.
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