1 arrested following deadly shooting at Colorado Springs-area gas station

A woman is a dead and a suspect is in custody following a shooting at a Colorado Springs-area gas station overnight.
Published: May. 28, 2023 at 8:53 AM MDT|Updated: May. 30, 2023 at 2:47 PM MDT
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - A woman is a dead and a suspect is in custody following a shooting at a Colorado Springs-area gas station overnight.

El Paso County deputies responded to a 911 call around 3 a.m. at the 7-Eleven off of B-Street and South Academy and found the victim suffering severe injuries.

“Upon arrival, the female victim of a shooting was contacted and transported to a local hospital. Tragically, the victim succumbed to her injuries,” said Cassandra Sebastian with the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office.

When 11 News got on scene, crime tape surrounded the 7-Eleven, as well as the Stratmoor Hills fire station down the street. 11 News is working to learn how both scenes are connected.

Neighbors living in the area of Fay Drive and Jersey Lane in Widefield, across the interstate from the shooting scene, reported seeing heavy law enforcement activity in the area. The sheriff’s office later confirmed that was where they located the suspect.

“El Paso County detectives have been on multiple scenes, and recently developed leads leading to the identification of a person of interest in the shooting. That person was contacted on Fay Drive ... brought in for questioning without incident and has been booked in the El Paso County jail on first-degree murder charges,” Sebastian said.

That suspect was identified as Kevin Rued, 23, Sunday afternoon. Rued is facing a felony menacing charge and “other related charges” in addition to first-degree murder, according to a press release from the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office.

The area where the shooting occurred was buzzing with law enforcement for several hours. The 7-Eleven reopened to customers late Sunday morning.

Rued is still in custody Sunday afternoon, and he will have a court appearance on Monday at 1 p.m.

The victim was identified as Sylena Maldonado.

“We would like to extend our deepest sympathies to Ms. Sylena Maldonado’s family and friends,” the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office wrote in a news release issued on Tuesday.