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2 juveniles arrested after homicide near Memorial Park

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Colorado Springs police arrested two teenagers this week for the killing of a 30-year-old man last month near Memorial Park.

Terrell Cortez Madrid Duran was shot Aug. 27 in the 1300 block of E. Las Animas Street. He was then taken to the hospital, where he died from his injuries.

Police say a 15-year-old and 17-year-old were arrested for first-degree murder shortly after warrants were issued Wednesday, but no other identifying information was released because they're juveniles.

It's also not clear what led to the shooting or what the motive was behind it. We do know that Duran had a criminal history of sexual assault on a child, and he was wanted by Colorado law enforcement at the time of his death for failure to register as a sex offender.

Police say Duran's death is the 20th homicide in the city so far this year.

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The Colorado Springs Police Department has identified 30-year-old Terrell Cortez Madrid Duran of Colorado Springs as the man who was shot Monday night in the 1300 block of East Las Animas Street. 

Colorado Springs police officers responded to the shooting around 8:45 p.m. Police have confirmed five shell casings were found near the location and Duran was taken to the hospital where he died from his injuries.

KMGH in Denver reports, that Duran was convicted in 2007 of sex assault on a child and was wanted by Colorado law enforcement for failing to register as a sex offender. 

Police do not have any details about possible suspects and have not released any other information at this time.

Duran's death is the 20th homicide investigated by CSPD in 2018. The City of Colorado Springs had 20 homicides at this time last year.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Colorado Springs Police Department at 719-444-7000; or if you would like to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at 719-634-STOP (7867) or 1-800-222-8477.

A KRDO crew was almost run over by a car while reporting on the story Tuesday morning.


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