15-year-old killed in Colorado Springs, witnesses asked to come forward

Scene of shooting near Green Tree Apartments in Colorado Springs
Scene of shooting near Green Tree Apartments in Colorado Springs(KKTV)
Published: Aug. 9, 2020 at 4:58 PM MDT
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - Police are asking anyone with information to come forward after a boy was shot and killed at an apartment complex near Palmer Park.

The boy was publicly identified on Tuesday as 15-year-old Dakota Foraker.

Police said they were called to the Greentree Village Apartments near North Carefree and North Academy just after 2 p.m. Sunday on reports of shots fired. First responders found the victim dead in the complex parking lot.

Lt. James Sokolik with the Colorado Springs Police Department told 11 News detectives were still working to determine what led up to the shooting and how many rounds were fired. The shooting is being investigated as a homicide.

“Any shooting is very alarming. Obviously, we’re gonna be contacting the people ... the residents, witnesses, to see what they saw, if anything, ‘Do you know how many shots were heard?‘” Sokolik said.

Anyone with information or who is a witness to this investigation is asked to call the Colorado Springs Police Department at 719-444-7000. Those preferring to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 719-634-STOP.

We will update this article as more information becomes available.

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