Man arrested in shootings that killed 2, hurt 1

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email
Photo Courtesy: El Paso County Sheriff's Office

Photo Courtesy: El Paso County Sheriff's Office

DENVER (AP) A 46-year-old man has been arrested on charges of murder and assault in the shooting deaths of two people and the wounding of a third in the Black Forest neighborhood northeast of Colorado Springs.

The El Paso County Sheriff's Department says Kenneth Lankford was arrested Sunday after an intensive search.

Authorities say 51-year-old Terry Lankford and 51-year-old Carol Joan Fowler were killed Saturday. Their bodies were found in separate houses. Fifty-two-year-old Thomas Edwyn Fowler was wounded.

The Colorado Springs Gazette identified the Lankfords and Fowlers as spouses.

Kenneth Lankford was being held without bail at the El Paso County jail. Online records didn't indicate whether he had an attorney.

Investigators haven't publicly discussed a motive.

In June, a wildfire in the Black Forest killed two people and destroyed 488 homes.

KKCO firmly believes in freedom of speech for all and we are happy to provide this forum for the community to share opinions and facts. We ask that commenters keep it clean, keep it truthful, stay on topic and be responsible. Comments left here do not necessarily represent the viewpoint of KKCO 11News.

powered by Disqus
KKCO NBC 11 News 2531 Blichmann Avenue Grand Junction, CO 81505 Station Phone: 970.243.1111 Business Fax: 970.243.1770 Newsroom Fax: 970.245.3793 News Tip & Contest Line: 970.255.8477
Gray Television, Inc. - Copyright © 2002-2014 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 231429341