COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Police in Colorado Springs said a man’s murderous crime spree in the city Saturday strained the department as they worked to manage the caseload.
On Sunday, police identified the suspect they believe is responsible for multiple carjackings and shooting sprees around the city that left two people dead and at least one person wounded.
Police are on the lookout for 27-year-old Kyree Davon Howard-Walker, who — as of Sunday night — remains on the run.
Police say Howard-Walker began his rampage around 10 a.m. Saturday when police responded to a shooting in the 3700 Block of Westmeadow Drive. Upon arrival, officers located a male victim suffering from a gunshot wound. The victim was transported to the hospital where he was later pronounced deceased.
Around the same time, Howard-Walker allegedly carjacked a black Dodge Journey bearing Colorado plate 237-WKQ. There were no reported injuries in this incident that occurred just east of the deadly shooting on Westmeadow Drive.
A couple of hours later, the suspect was seen shooting at vehicles in the 200 Block of South Wahsatch Avenue. A man was shot and wounded during the shooting spree and transported to the hospital with non-life threatening injuries. It was reported that that same male suspect was able to steal a green Buick LeSabre from the scene, bearing Colorado plate 350-UOM, and headed east on East Costilla Street.
At approximately 6:11 p.m. Saturday, officers responded to the 4300 Block of Fountain Springs Grove for a reported shooting. After arriving, police found a man dead from an apparent gunshot wound. Authorities say Howard-Walker allegedly shot and killed his second victim at this location.
The identities of the deceased victims will be released after they have been positively identified by the El Paso County Coroner’s Office.
Howard-Walker is considered armed and dangerous and is currently wanted for two counts of murder in the first degree, attempted murder in the first degree, two counts of aggravated robbery, attempted aggravated robbery and menacing.
Anyone with information or who is a witness to any of these investigations is asked to call the Colorado Springs Police Department at (719) 444-7000; or if you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers Tip Line at (719) 634-STOP (7867) or 1-800-222-8477.