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Arrest made after a 34-year-old woman was found dead at a Colorado Springs hotel

Colorado Springs police are investigating a shooting at the Super 8 near East Fountain...
Colorado Springs police are investigating a shooting at the Super 8 near East Fountain Boulevard and Aeroplaza Drive in Colorado Springs. 6/26/2021(KKTV)
Published: Jun. 26, 2021 at 6:23 AM MDT|Updated: Jun. 30, 2021 at 5:32 PM MDT
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - Colorado Springs Police are investigating a shooting at the Super 8 hotel near East Fountain Boulevard and Aeroplaza Drive. The call came in just before 6 a.m. Saturday.

Police confirmed with 11 News a woman was killed. She was publicly identified by police on Wednesday as 34-year-old Jessica Vernon of Colorado Springs. A suspect was identified as 31-year-old Kenneth William Naranjo Jr., who faces a charge of first-degree murder. Naranjo Jr. was taken into custody on Wednesday.

“The suspect’s mugshot will not be released at this time as detectives are conducting additional follow-up investigation that would be jeopardized by the release of the suspect’s photograph,” Lt. Jim Sokolik with the Colorado Springs Police Department wrote in a release. Updates will be released in the future as appropriate.”

Anyone with information or who might have witnessed this investigation is asked to call the Colorado Springs Police Department at (719) 444-7000; or if you wish to remain anonymous, you may call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at (719) 634-STOP (7867).

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