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Victim: Jamil Salaam
Victim: Jamil Salaam

Case Description

File Number:  07-24063

The Victim: Mr. Jamil Salaam died from multiple gunshot wounds to the chest.  The Coroner's Office ruled his death to be a homicide. 

The Crime: On Tuesday, July 17, 2007, at approximately 4:40 AM, the Colorado Springs Police Department received a report of a shooting in the 800 block of Chapman Dr.  Upon arrival, officers discovered a male that had been shot multiple times.  He was pronounced dead at the scene.

The Investigation: The investigation determined the deceased, 22 year old Jamil Salaam was standing outside in the parking lot of the Pine Creek Village Apartments near building 874 with another person when they were approached by three individuals.  There was a brief confrontation that led to multiple shots being fired.  The three suspects then fled the scene. 

 A witness to the shooting gave the following description of the three suspects.....

   #1. A Black male, mid 20's, approximately 5'10" tall, skinny to medium build, wearing a black bandana covering his face, a white tank top, dark colored baggy pants with a silver buckle.

    #2. A Hispanic male, mid 20's, approximately 5'10" tall, skinny to medium build, slicked back black hair, wearing a black bandana covering his face, a black tank top, black pants, and black shoes.

    #3. A Black or Hispanic male, mid 20's, wearing a white bandana covering his face, a white tank top and black baggy pants. 


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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