Victim ID’d in deadly shooting following burglary in Cimarron Hills area

The El Paso County Sheriff's Office is investigating a shooting that happened in the early morning hours in the Cimarron Hills area.
Published: Mar. 27, 2023 at 2:38 AM MDT|Updated: Mar. 30, 2023 at 10:48 AM MDT
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EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. (KKTV) - Deputies are investigating a deadly shooting in the Cimarron Hills area.

Around 1:45 a.m. Monday, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office received a call in reference to a burglary in the 800 block of Hathaway Drive, near Peterson Road and Platte Avenue, at the Village East Apartments. When deputies arrived, they heard shots fired in the area.

Shortly after, a man was found with at least one gunshot wound. He was taken to the hospital where he died. The sheriff’s office identified him Thursday as 43-year-old Anthony Padilla.

“Our sincere condolences to Anthony Padilla’s family and friends,” EPSO said.

As of Thursday, the sheriff’s office said it was still following up on available leads. Deputies have not yet released any potential suspect information, or any further details about what led up to the shooting. We will update this article as we learn more.