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Dequincy King
Victim: Dequincy King

Case Description 

File Number:  04-3783 

The Victim: Dequincy King was a 19 year old man who came to Colorado Springs to look for work.  He had been here for about a week when he was killed. He was from Mississippi and is survived by his wife, step children, siblings and parents. 

The Crime: Mr. King was killed in the early morning hours of January 24th, 2004.  Colorado Springs Police Department was called to Memorial Hospital to investigate the shooting of a 19 year old male who had been dropped off at the emergency entrance. 

The investigation revealed that a female friend had dropped him off after he had been shot in the parking lot of the Papasan's Sports Bar on 315 E. Arvada.  Interviews revealed that Mr. King had been tired and went to the car to rest at about 2:40 a.m. He was checked on at about 2:50 and 3:20 at which time he was fine and had spoken to a family member.  At 3:50 a.m. a witness noticed that Mr. King now had blood on his face and was rushed to the hospital where he later died. 

It was later determined that he had died of a gunshot wound to the head. Mr. King's death remains an open investigation. 


The Colorado Springs Police Department Homicide Cold Case Unit is currently responsible for approximately 90 unsolved homicide cases dating back to 1949. CSPD considers a case to be cold if it remains unsolved for more than one year.


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