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Statement from Local Law Enforcement and The Colorado Springs NAACP
Thursday, January 08, 2015


The following statement is made on behalf of El Paso County Sheriff Bill Elder, Fountain Police Chief Todd Evans, President Henry Allen Jr. of the Colorado Springs NAACP, and Colorado Springs Police Chief Peter Carey:

Tuesday morning, January 6, 2015, an improvised explosive device detonated against the exterior wall of the building housing the Colorado Springs NAACP and Mr. G’s Hair Design Studio.  The investigation into this criminal act is a high priority and is being conducted as a joint effort with local and federal law enforcement resources.  Community safety is of utmost concern and we are united in our response to this incident. 

Members of the public are our best resource to help solve this crime.  If you have any information on the person of interest: a Caucasian male; approximately 40 years of age and balding; driving a 2000 or older model dirty, white pick-up truck with paneling, a dark colored bed liner, open tailgate and a missing or covered license plate; please contact the FBI Denver tip line at (303) 435-7787.

Regardless of if this act is determined to be a biased motivated crime, the law enforcement community in El Paso County does not condone this or any act of violence.  We stand with the business owners at Mr. G’s Hair Design Studio and the NAACP denouncing any violence or aggression brought against our community.