Colorado Springs man arrested for 1st-degree murder

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - A Colorado Springs man is accused of shooting and killing 37-year-old Nicholas Laduke.

Laduke was found in the 4600 block of Windwood Village Drive with a gunshot wound. The neighborhood is near Austin Bluffs Parkway and Barnes Road on the northeast part of the city. It was about 8:29 p.m. on Tuesday when police were called to the scene. Laduke died from his injuries.

Police announced they had a person of interest in the case soon after the shooting. On Friday, they announced the arrest of 46-year-old Andrew Firkins for first-degree murder.

Laduke's death marks the third homicide in the City of Colorado Springs for 2019. Anyone with information on this crime is asked to call police at 719-578-0000.