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Murder arrest follows shooting at pool hall


Last updated 10/30/2022 at 4:37pm


Robert Kristo

Police arrested a man for murder - Fountain's first homicide of the year - early Saturday morning after a shooting at a pool hall.

On Saturday, Oct. 29, at approximately 12:37 a.m., officers were dispatched to the Corner Pocket, 6502 South Hwy. 85, in reference to a shooting.

When officers arrived on scene, they located a deceased adult male. Witnesses on scene indicated the suspect and victim were in a physical altercation inside the bar and ended with the suspect shooting the victim outside the bar. The suspect immediately fled the scene, a Fountain Police Department news release said.

A short time later, 25-year-old Robert Kristo was arrested by Fountain Police Detectives and El Paso County Sheriff's Deputies.

"This is the first homicide investigation in Fountain in 2022," the FPD release said. "This continues to be an active and open investigation."

Anyone with any further information regarding this incident is asked to contact the Fountain Police Department at (719)-390-5555 or if you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers Tip Line at (719) 634-STOP (7867) or 1-800-222-8477.


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