WANTED: Man suspected of killing 2 Elks Lodge members in Colorado Springs

Shooting investigation near the Citadel Mall 9/9/21 in Colorado Springs. Coverage from the 11 Breaking News Center at approximately 4:30 p.m.
Published: Sep. 9, 2021 at 4:02 PM MDT|Updated: Sep. 15, 2021 at 3:52 PM MDT
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - A shooting was under investigation in Colorado Springs Thursday evening.

The call came in just before 3:50 p.m. from the 3600 block of North Citadel Drive. The area is near the Citadel Mall close to North Academy Boulevard and Galley Road. Police are reporting it happened at 3680 Citadel Drive, Elks Lodge 473.

Police announced on Tuesday the two people shot later passed away at the hospital. They identified the victims as 58-year-old James Love and 62-year-old Kevin Patterson, both of Colorado Springs.

“Detectives have continued their investigation and have identified a suspect,” police wrote in a release. “Detectives applied for and obtained an arrest warrant for 43-year-old Lamar Taylor on the charge of murder in the first degree (two counts) along with other charges. The suspect is not in custody, and detectives from CSPD’s Homicide/Assault Unit and Violent Offender Fugitive Task Force have been actively trying to locate him.”

11 News received an old mugshot of Taylor from an arrest in 2010 in Broward County, Florida. Anyone with information on the investigation is asked to call 719-444-7000.

Click here for more information on GoFundMe set up to help the family of Patterson.

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