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Suspect in custody following deadly shooting investigation in Colorado Springs

Colorado Springs Police arrested 35-year-old Richard Dolan on charges of first degree murder.
Colorado Springs Police arrested 35-year-old Richard Dolan on charges of first degree murder.(Colorado Springs Police Department)
Published: Apr. 9, 2021 at 4:23 PM MDT|Updated: Apr. 9, 2021 at 6:48 PM MDT
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - Police were investigating a deadly shooting in Colorado Springs on Friday.

Police provided a brief update at about 2 p.m., only stating they found a “deceased male” in the area of Uintah Street and Delaware Drive. The neighborhood is near N. Academy Boulevard and Galley Road.

Police believe two people got into an altercation at an apartment complex when at least one shot was reportedly fired by the suspect, hitting the victim. The El Paso County Coroner identified the victim as 41-year-old David Dawson of Colorado Springs.

The suspect then reportedly left the area and barricaded himself inside a residence but later came our and was taken into custody. Police say they arrested 35-year-old Richard Dolan on charges of first degree murder. Dolan was arrested and taken to the El Paso County Jail.

This shooting was not tied to a shooting involving the ATF earlier in the day.

Anyone with information about this shooting should call the Colorado Springs Police Department at (719) 444-7000; or the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at (719) 634-STOP (7867) or 1-800-222-8477.

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