Family Pleads for Help in Solving Murder

By: Rick Montanez Email
By: Rick Montanez Email

Colorado Springs police are searching for the person responsible for the city's 15th homicide this year. 28-year-old Eddie Donte Wilson was shot and killed outside the Cedar Creek apartments early Friday morning.

Colorado Springs police are not releasing additional information at this time.

The lack of public information is why the Wilson family gathered in front of the crime scene Monday. They wanted to pray for justice.

Victoria Wilson said her son died Friday morning. “He did not deserve to be brutally murdered the way he was,” said Victoria. “He made a lot of people laugh, he brought a lot of happiness."

Victoria said Donte's body was found by police right outside of a side door at the complex. "God is supposed to be the one to take us back, not the streets," Victoria said.

On the cement, near the shooting, Donte's cousins write messages to him with sidewalk chalk. "I don't understand," said Trena Wilson, Donte’s cousin. “People liked him."

The family is trying to come to grips with Donte's death. They say he was trying to turn his life around, trying his best for his 4-year-old daughter.

"Stop the violence, this is senseless," pleaded Donte’s sister Sharhonda Wilson.

The family has set up a fund to help them pay for the funeral costs and to help support Donte's little girl. Donations can be made at any Wells Fargo Bank under Donte Wilson.

An autopsy has ruled the death a homicide and the cause of death is due to a gunshot wound.

Anyone with information can anonymously call Crime Stoppers at 634-STOP. That information could turn into a cash reward.


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  • by Sara on May 2, 2012 at 12:26 PM
    http://www.facebook.com/#!/RipEddieDonteWilson Dontes Grave has been torn apart everything is gone, no cross, no flowers, the tree has no leaves, nothing. If you get a chance stop by and show him some love and add to the new memorial goin on
  • by Sara Location: 719 on Nov 29, 2010 at 04:00 PM
    RIP Dank, i will always remember tha last thing u said to me..right before u went to wait outside..if i would had stayed wit u maybe u wld still be hear..im sorry, always in my heart.
  • by MISS UNKNOWN Location: CANT TELL on Oct 24, 2010 at 10:06 PM
    HE REALLY HAD A THING FOR KIDS WHEN HE FOUND OUT ABOUT OUR BABY I AM SOON TO GIVE BIRTH TOO HE WAS EXCITED I REMEMBER THE NITE WE WAS LAYIN IN BED AND HE TOLD ME WE ARE GOING TO HAVE ALOT OF PHOTOS OF OUR KIDS. HE WAS SO SO HAPPY TO BE A FATHER. IT KILLS ME TO KNW THAT HIS SON WILL NEVER KNOW HIM OR HIS FAMILY FOR THAT MATTER BECAUSE I HAVE NEVER REALLY MET THEM OR GOT TO KNOW HIM. I DO KNOW HIM AND MY BROTHER SMURF G AND SUM OF MY OTHER FAMILY MEMBERS WAS REAL COO IN PRISON WHEN I MET HIM HE WAS AIMING TO MAKE A DIFFERENCE IN HIS LIFE, I WAS WILLING TO DO WAT EVER FOR HIM CUZ HE WAS THAT TYPE OF MAN, HE MEANT THE WORLD TO THE KIDS MY ROOM HAS PICS OF HIM AND I EVERY WHERE MY KIDS TELL ME DAILY THEY MISS HIM. HE DID NOT DESERVE TO DIE I D NEVER WISH DEATH ON ANY ONE AND WE NEVER KNOW WHEN GODS GOING TO CALL OUR NUMS SO WE NEED TO BE READY SINCE HIS LOST I VE GAVE MY LIFE TO GOD AND TRYING TO LIVE RIGHT. HIS SON DIONTAE JERIMAH WILKERSON IS DUE NOV 15TH.. GOD BLESS DA WILSONS
  • by MISS UNKNOWN Location: CANT TELL on Oct 24, 2010 at 09:58 PM
    I MISS "DANK" ITS BEEN NINE MNTHS SINCE WE FIRST MET. FOUR SINCE HES ALMOST BEEN GONE. THIS MAN WAS A GOOD MAN AT HEART BUT HE ALSO HAD HIS WAYS LIKE WE ALL DO. EDDIE AND I HAVE BEEN TOGETHER ON AND OFF SINCE WE MET. I DIDNT KNW ALOT ABOUT HIM BUT I KNEW HE WAS A GENTLE MAN. HE LOVED THE KIDS MY KIDS FELL IN LOVE WITH HIM THEY CALLED HIM THE ICE CREAM MAN CUZ EVERYTIME HE CAME HOME HE HAD ICECREAM FOR THEM.,NOW REGAURDLESS OF WHAT EVERYONE SAYS OR THINKS WE ALL KNEW HIM IN OUR OWN DIFFERENT WAYS. AND FOR ME AND HIM WE WAS COO NEVER REALLY FAUGHT WE USED TO WATCH MOVIES TOGETHER THE TIMES HE WAS HOME. WHEN HE WOKE UP EVERY MORING HE PLAYED HIS PS3 HIS E 40 AND TCHNINE WAS HIS FAVORITE. HE HAD A ROUTINE OF EATING DRESSING AND PLAYIN HIS MUSIC AND ON HIS GRIND.. HE DID WHAT HE HAD TO SURVIVE. AND EVEN THOUGH I KNEW HE DIDNT BELONG TO JUST ME HE STILL CAME HOME TO ME MOST OF THE TIMES, WHEN HE HEARD AND MET HIS PRECIOUS LIL GIRL HE WAS THE HAPPIEST MAN ON EARTH. IT WAS ALL ABOUT HER AND HIM
  • by Anonymous 2 on Oct 8, 2010 at 10:21 AM
    To "question?" : You said "sorry to the family and all, but hard to feel much sympathy when you know and permit a loved one to live that lifestyle..." He was a grown man. His family didn't "permit" him to do anything. He made his own choices. And no matter what type of lifestyle he lived, that still doesn't mean he deserved to be shot and killed.
  • by residant of ceder creek on Aug 19, 2010 at 09:39 AM
    TO DANTE'S FAMILY I AM TRULY SORRY FOR WHAT HAS BEEN TAKEN FROM YOU. i WAS THERE THAT NIGHT IN FACT ONE OF THE BULLETS HIT MY DOOR FRAME AND GOT LODGED.IF I WOULDVE LOOKED OUT MY DOOR LIKE I USUALLY DO WHEN THAT GROUP FROM SARA'S APARTMENT ARE FIGHTING OR PARTYING AND ACTING FREAKIN RETARTED I WOULD'VE GOTTEN SHOT AS WELL.THE WORD AROUND HERE IS SOME 16 YEAR OLD BLACK KID THAT WAS AT SARA'S WHEN IT HAPPENED IS THE ONE WHO SHOT YOUR SON HE LIVES HERE IN THE APARTMENT COMPLEX WITH HIS UNCLE.HE JUST RECENTLY THREW A POOL CHAIR AT A FRIEND OF MINES NIECE I THINK THEY SAID HIS NAME OR HIS UNCLES NAME IS MARCUS? I WILL DOUBLE CHECK FOR YOU.YOU CAN CALL ME AT 719-271-0845.ASK FOR FOXXY. BLESSED BE THIS WILL SHALL BE DONE
  • by Fox Location: ceder creek apartments on Aug 19, 2010 at 09:16 AM
    please call me 719-271-0845 need to talk to mother of victim. thanks
  • by rip dank on Aug 17, 2010 at 12:19 AM
    TO: Hazel, Im So Sorry for your loss. Please contact me inregards to grief support of our loss aswell. PLEASE WE NEED YOUR HELP!!!!! jasminecoleman@ymail.com
  • by rip dank Location: co springs on Aug 14, 2010 at 09:11 AM
    AMANDA:please contact me ASAP you can email mail me and Donte's mother would like to talk to u but you have to come through me to get to her so email me at jasminecolmen@ymail.com please leve your number when you email me thank you and GOD BLESS R.I.P EDDIE DONTE WILSON
  • by rip dank Location: co springs on Aug 14, 2010 at 07:54 AM
    you know danreeves that was not how it was that is my uncle and he was trying to change for his daugther and amanda thank you i will let my grandma know and i will have her call u thank u every one who cared
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