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Homicide investigation underway at Colorado Springs smoke shop

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) - An investigation is underway after a man was found dead late Tuesday night inside a store in Colorado Springs.

Colorado Springs Police responded to a shopping center on the 400 block of W. Fillmore St., around 11:50 p.m. Tuesday. Employees in the complex tell us the shooting happened inside the Blown smoke shop.

When officers arrived they found a deceased man. The CSPD Violent Crimes division assumed the investigation. At this time this case is considered a homicide.

According to CSPD, the victim was identified as 25-year-old Benjamin Nandin.

Police gave an update Thursday saying that surveillance video showed a person drive up to the shop and enter the store around the time of the killing. It's not clear if this is a suspect, but police identified the person as a witness.


Police described the vehicle as an early 2000s Ford Explorer or similar style SUV, red in color with tan trim.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the Colorado Springs Police Department at (719) 444-7000. If you wish to remain anonymous, call Crime Stoppers at (719) 634-STOP (7867), or 1-800-222-8477.

Colorado Springs / Crime / El Paso County Crime / Local News / State & Regional News Staff



  1. Prayers for the victim’s family. He was a genuine and caring person and his presence made the world a better place.

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