Victim ID’d following deadly shooting off I-25 near downtown Colorado Springs

9/16/22. A person is dead with a shooting investigation underway near downtown Colorado Springs.
Published: Sep. 16, 2022 at 12:20 PM MDT|Updated: Sep. 22, 2022 at 11:29 AM MDT
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - No arrests have been made following a deadly shooting near downtown Colorado Springs last week.

At about noon Sept. 16, police warned the public that the shooting had occurred in the area of I-25 and Bijou Street (exit 142) and advised people to avoid the area. The area is west of downtown Colorado Springs.

Police tell 11 News the suspect and victim allegedly knew each other. Police could only describe the suspect as a “skinny black male” between 40 and 50 years old. At the time of the shooting he was reportedly wearing an olive-colored jacket.

Westbound lanes of Bijou were closed for the investigation.

On the 17th, police said they were able to identify a suspect and that, “the adult male was interviewed prior to being released pending additional follow-up investigation.”

The victim was identified a week after the shooting as 22-year-old Gene Carnes.

Anyone with information is asked to call police at 719-444-7000.