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Man, 19, Charged in Fatal Weekend Shooting

(COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.) -- A 19-year-old man has been charged in the shooting death of another teenager in Colorado Springs over the weekend.

Estevan Meehan is charged with manslaughter in the death of 18-year-old Nickolas Vera.

Police said on Saturday night Vera was shot on the 1000 block of Norwood Avenue, and was taken to a local hospital, where he was pronounced dead.

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Springs Taco Shop Robbed at Gunpoint

(COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.) -- Colorado Springs Police continue to investigate a robbery at a local restaurant over the weekend.

Police said two men entered the Taco Express restaurant, located at 1750 S. Circle Drive,
just before 8 p.m. Saturday. They demanded money from employees at gunpoint.

The robbers then fled the scene with an undisclosed amount of money.

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Motorcyclist Seriously Injured in Springs Crash

(COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.) -- A motorcyclist has been hospitalized with serious injuries after being involved in a vehicular crash in Colorado Springs on Thursday afternoon.

Witnesses told police a motorcycle was seen traveling westbound on the 3900 block of East San Miguel St. at a high rate of speed.

"The driver of the motorcycle was unable to negotiate a curve in the road and laid the motorcycle down on its side. The driver and motorcycle struck the north curb of (East) San Miguel," Colorado Springs Police said in a release.

The 40-year-old motorcyclist was taken to an area hospital with life-threatening injuries.

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Man Arrested in String of Robberies

(COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.) -- Colorado Springs Police have arrested a man they believe was behind a string of recent robberies in the area.

According to police, officers responded to a Circle K Store on the 2800 block of Circle Drive shortly after 11 p.m. on Wednesday, after the store was robbed at gunpoint of an undisclosed amount of money.

Police said they then arrested Joshua Tenbrink for the robbery, and all the money taken in the robbery was recovered.

Investigators believe Tenbrink was also responsible for two other robberies that happened on Tuesday.

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Man Wanted in Gas Station Armed Robbery 

(COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.) -- Colorado Springs Police are on the lookout for a man wanted in connection to a gas station store robbery.

The armed suspect entered the Diamond Shamrock gas station, located at 3808 E. La Salle St., around 11 p.m. demanding cash. The man left with an undisclosed amount of money.

The suspect, described as a white man, standing 5'5" to 5'6," was wearing all black clothing and a black ski mask, according to officials. He also displayed a pistol of unknown type and caliber.

Following a neighborhood canvas, police were unable to locate the man. No injuries were reported.

Anyone with information is asked to contact law enforcement at 719-444-7000.

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