Evidence suggests 2 Colorado Springs homicides are related

Published: Feb. 9, 2020 at 9:56 PM MST
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Police have now released the names of two men found deceased this past Sunday.

Kashaun Antonio, 23, was found shot to death on Mazatlan Circle and 21-year-old Jamil Hopper was found dead under a bridge near Ellston and I-25.

Detectives say there is evidence to suggest these deaths are related.

Police say they were called to Mazatlan Circle near Chelton and Fountain around 6:40 p.m. Sunday.

"Upon arrival, they located an adult male with apparent gunshot wounds in the street," said Lt. Jim Sokolik with the Colorado Springs Police Department.

A little over an hour later, a body was found on Ellston Street underneath I-25.

There have been five confirmed homicides as of this year. Last year around this time, there were two.

No information about potential suspects has been released.

Anyone with information on the shooting is asked to call the Colorado Springs Police Department at 719-444-7000 or Crime Stoppers at 719-634-STOP. Calls to Crime Stoppers can be made anonymously.

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