West Slope residents accused in Colorado Springs murder

Two Delta men and a Montrose man have been arrested in conjunction with the shooting death of a man at a Colorado Springs motel, Colorado Springs police announced this afternoon.

Swayde Monroe Jones, 25, of Delta; Michael David Brown, 27, of Delta; and Christopher Ryan Dickerson, 26, of Montrose are in custody on suspicion of first-degree murder. They’re accused of killing James Klinger, a guest whose body was found inside a Clarion Inn in Colorado Springs on March 15. The El Paso County Coroner’s Office ruled the death a homicide from a gunshot wound, police announced on the department’s Facebook page this afternoon.

Police said they aren’t seeking any additional suspects at this time.

Anyone with information about the case is asked to call 719-444-7000 or Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers at 719-634-STOP.


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