Two suspects sought in Colorado Springs weekend murder; victim identified as Marcus Williams

Posted at 11:46 AM, Nov 29, 2016
and last updated 2016-11-29 13:46:42-05

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – Police have obtained warrants for two men accused of shooting two men, killing one, Saturday evening at the Royal Lani apartment complex.

Police say warrants on first-degree murder charges were obtained for Richard Allon Spanks, 25, and Haywood Eugene Miller Jr., 24, in the shooting death of 21-year-old Marcus Williams.

Colorado Springs police say both Spanks and Miller remain outstanding and should be considered armed and dangerous, though no pictures of either man were made available by the department.

The shooting happened just before 8 p.m. Saturday in the 2000 block of Carmel Drive, at an apartment in the complex.

Williams was found dead inside the home, and another man in his mid-40s was also found shot at the scene. He was taken to an area hospital, where he was in critical condition as of Sunday.

Williams’ murder was the 19th homicide in Colorado Springs so far this year. Police say there had been 24 as of this time last year.

Anyone with information on the whereabouts of the two suspects is asked to call Colorado Springs police (719-444-7000) or Crime Stoppers (719-634-7867).


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