Wal-Mart shopper dies in drive-by shooting www.privateofficer.com
Colorado Springs CO Sept 27 2010 A man walking outside the Wal-Mart on East Platte Avenue was shot and killed Sunday just after midnight, Colorado Springs police reported.
No information about the victim has been released and no arrests have been made.
If the death is ruled a homicide, it will be the 17th this year in the city.
The victim was walking with another person when several shots began firing from a dark-colored sedan in the parking lot that had slowed in front of the north main entrance of the store at 3201 E. Platte Ave., said police Sgt. Dave Edmondson.
At least one bullet also went through the front door of the store, but no one else was hit, Edmondson said.
Police are reviewing surveillance tapes from store cameras to see if the shooting was recorded, Edmondson said.
Since 2004, there have been several shootings and stabbings at the Wal-Mart southwest of Platte Avenue and Chelton Road:
- While shopping with his girlfriend and 3-year-old son around 1 a.m. on June 12, 2004, Jerry Delfino Rosas, 20, got into an argument with a cousin of ReShaun Kurstin Jones, 17. Rosas pulled a .40-caliber Glock handgun from his waistband and shot the unarmed Jones in the stomach, killing him. Rosas was convicted of second-degree murder and sentenced to 34 years in prison.
- In December 2009, El Paso County sheriff’s deputies attempted to arrest a suspect who had been spotted in a stolen car in the store’s parking lot. When Joshua Kenyon tried to get away by speeding toward one of the deputies, the deputy fired a shot through the windshield. No one was injured.
- A store manager was badly wounded while chasing three purse-snatching suspects as they fled through the parking lot on May 21, 2005. Kevin Farley, 30, was shot in the hip and back and was taken to the hospital in critical condition. Michael Moehring, 21, pleaded guilty to attempted murder and was sentenced to 38 years in prison.
- A security guard trying to capture a suspected shoplifter was stabbed in September 2007. A 41-year-old man was charged with assault and aggravated robbery.