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Man charged after shooting girlfriend in Colorado Springs

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KRDO) -- A Colorado Springs man is behind bars after police say he shot a woman inside her home.

The shooting happened in a neighborhood near Voyager and Interquest Parkway Thursday night.

The Colorado Springs Police Department received a call from the victim's father. When officers arrived they say the woman was shot by her boyfriend with an AR-15 rifle. The woman was taken to the hospital where she is still recovering. Police saying Friday she is in critical but stable condition.

The suspect is 20-year-old Christoper Vences. He has been charged with first degree assault. Officials with the police department say this is still an ongoing case and are working to determine what led up to the shooting.

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  1. Sarcasm alert 🚨
    The FIRST THING the authorities need to do is to return this innocent-till-proven-guilty young man’s GUN.
    Amiright, gun people?

    1. Ummm, no. Not that gun. It’s still full of evedentiatry value via testing powder burn patterns at the distances the shooting occurred at, making sure the bullet came out of that gun ect…..

      That guy was directly used in a crime. It’s not like the gun protection orders

  2. someone tell me again what’s so beautiful about a 20 yo being legally able to possess an AR-15.
    was ittt… because…. they are so mature at that age???

    1. You’re are saying is that anyone under 21 doesn’t have the maturity to own a gun. That said, you also imply that anyone under 21 doesn’t have the maturity to vote either.

        1. Probably a world of difference between a 19 YO raised by you and my son….

          Are you suggesting that 20 year old people are too immature to own a firearm, vote, drive, drink, register for selective service or perform any other adult activity of real consequence?

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