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Colorado Springs police identify man killed during attempted break-in

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Colorado Springs police identified the person who was killed during an attempted break-in Saturday night.

According to Springs police, 30-year-old Houston Malachai Cookson was shot in the torso while "attempting to gain entry" into a residence on Flintridge Circle.

Cookson was found with multiple stolen items from an unrelated incident, police said. Cookson has a history of criminal charges out of Salina, Kansas, including drug possession, trespassing, and parole violations.

The shooting is still under investigation, and police haven't identified the resident at the house who found Cookson and shot him. Police say the case will be given to the District Attorney's Office to review.

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Colorado Springs police say on Twitter a man has died after a burglary and shooting Saturday night.

Officers got to the home in the 2700 block of Flintridge Circle shortly before 8:30 p.m. There, they found a man with an apparent gunshot wound. Crews rushed him to the hospital. CSPD tweeted early Sunday morning, the man had succumbed to his injuries.

Police say all individuals have been accounted for. They have not said if there has been an arrest or who was shot.

If you have any information, you’re asked to call police at (719) 444-7000, or if you want to remain anonymous, you can call the Crime Stoppers tip line at (719) 634-STOP (7867) or 1-800-222-8477.

We’ll keep you updated on KRDO as we learn more.
 


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