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Colorado Springs police: Two murders in last week likely connected; 1 suspect remains at large

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Posted at 2:57 PM, Dec 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-12-01 16:57:49-05

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Homicide investigators say two separate murders that happened days apart over the last week were likely perpetrated by the same two men, one of whom remains at large.

Colorado Springs police say Richard Spanks, 25, and Haywood Miller Jr., 24, are the primary suspects in both the Nov. 29 double homicide that happened on Mosswood Lane and the Nov. 26 Carmel Drive murder that left one person dead and another wounded.

Miller is already in custody on first-degree murder charges for the Mosswood Lane murder, but Spanks has yet to be arrested.

Marcus Williams, 21, was killed in the Carmel Drive incident after he was shot at the Royal Lani apartment complex. Another man in his mid-40s was wounded in the shooting.

Police say they are also looking for a red 2010 Kia Forte registered to Spanks and possibly connected to the murders. The car has Colorado plate QNC-845 and VIN KNAFU4A26A5053180.

Spanks should be considered armed and dangerous and has a long criminal history in Colorado, New Mexico and Oklahoma, police say.

They have yet to say why they believe the two murders are connected.

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