Yukon Tavern Shooting Victim Identified


One man is dead and two other people were injured after a shooting early Sunday morning.

Today, police identified that man as 33-year-old Moriah James Valdez. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Police said they responded to a shots fired call at about 1:44 a.m. at the Yukon Tavern on South Circle in Colorado Springs.

Two other people, one man and one woman, were also shot. They were taken to the hospital. Both are expected to recover.

No one has been taken into custody and there is no suspect description at this time. There was a search warrant executed on Tuesday that police say had a connection with this shooting, read more here....

This marks the 12th homicide this year in Colorado Springs.

Anyone with information about what happened may call police at 719-444-7000 or call crime stoppers at 719-634-STOP (7867). You do not have to give your name, and you could earn a cash reward.

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