Man found dead following Stratton Meadows standoff ID'd as crime spree suspect Howard-Walker
The man found dead inside a Colorado Springs home following a standoff just east of the Broadmoor Town Center was the suspect
Springs police have confirmed.
Kyree Howard-Walker was found dead -- likely by his own hand -- inside a house in the 1100 block of Florence Avenue Tuesday afternoon.
Officers had been tipped off that a wanted person was holed up inside the house late Tuesday morning, CSPD spokesperson Sgt. Jason Newton said.
"Detectives from CSPD’s homicide and assault unit responded and obtained a search warrant for that residence. The tactical unit made contact with two individuals inside the residence. Multiple warnings were provided for occupants to exit the house."
During the standoff, people living along the 1100 block of Florence Avenue were told to shelter in place.
"There was police all over the place in SWAT gear," said Beth MacDonald, who lives across the street. "... Heard the yelling, all the commands to get out of the house or pick up the phone."
After several warnings, a woman did exit the house.
"I saw her come out of the house with her hands up and walk very gingerly across the yard and up to the police car up the street," MacDonald said.
"She complied with our commands and ... was taken into custody without incident," Newton said.
SWAT entered the home and found Howard-Walker's body. He appeared to have shot himself, police said.
The woman has been identified as 26-year-old Serena Sublett. Police said she had an outstanding arrest warrant but have not said if she had any connection with the weekend spree.
The idea that such a dangerous suspect may have been just a couple of houses down was a frightening one, neighbors said. Howard-Walker is accused of shooting people at random, killing two, as well as threatening others at gunpoint and stealing a pair of cars.
"I've been petrified," Carrie Avalos said. "I drive most of those streets every day, so it really scares me. I mean, he was just walking up to cars and shooting people, you know, and that's a scary thought. I thought, 'Jeez, is he in my neighborhood?"
We will continue to update this story as we learn more.