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Tyrone Elliott Bautista

Case Details

Case Type: Homicide

Height: 5' 7"

Case Status: OPEN

Weight: 165 lbs


Identifying Marks:

Incident Date: 08/01/2002


Agency: Colorado Springs Police Department

City: Colorado Springs

Date of Birth: 04/22/1983

County: El Paso

Date of Death: 08/01/2002

Agency Case #: 02-26019

Age: 19

Judicial District: 4th Judicial District

Gender: Male

Year Solved:

Race: African American

NamUs Case #: Unknown

Eyes: Brown

NCMEC Case #: Unknown

Hair: Black

About this Case:

On Thursday, August 1, 2002, CSPD officers responded to the 2400 block of Payne Circle West on a report of shots fired. Arriving officers found 19 year old Tyrone "Kato" Bautista, deceased in the street from a single gunshot wound to the chest. Witnesses reported that Mr. Bautista got into an argument with several young black men at the store. A few minutes later, witnesses saw two suspicious cars cruising slowly past the residence, the car stopped near the house, and several young black men got out and started yelling at Mr. Bautista. Mr. Bautista armed himself with a handgun and walked toward the car, whereupon the men got back inside and began to drive away. Mr. Bautista chased the car on foot a short distance down Payne Circle, at which time witnesses heard at least one shot fired, and Mr. Bautista fell to the street. Anyone with information regarding this case, is asked to please contact the Colorado Springs Police Department.

If you have any information about this case, please contact:

Colorado Springs Police Department

Colorado Springs


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