Two killed in Black Forest shootings: Suspect in custody after chase

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On Nov. 10, 2013, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office arrested Kenneth Foy Lankford, Lankfords date of birth is July 4, 1967, and is a suspect involved in three shootings in the Black Forest area.

"The arrest was the result of a extensive investigation and tremendous effort by law enforcement personnel concerned for the safety of the community," according to a release by the El Paso County Sheriff's Office.

Lankford was arrested and booked into the El Paso County jail on two counts of 1st Degree Murder, a Class 1 Felony, one count of Attempted Murder a Class 2 Felony, and one count of 1st Degree Assault a Class 3 Felony and is being held without bond.

On Nov. 9, 2013, at approximately 8:30 a.m., the Sheriff's Office received a report of a shooting in the 11,000 block of Timber Lane Court in Black Forest. The initial investigation into this incident revealed multiple gun shot victims and multiple crime scenes.

Terry Lankford, 51, was found deceased in her home in the 6,000 block of Burrows Road. Carol Fowler, also 51, was found deceased in her home in the 11,000 block of Timber Lane Court and her husband, Thomas Fowler, 52, was found shot at that same location. He was transported to a local hospital where he is in stable condition.

On November 10, 2013, at approx 2 a.m., Sheriff's deputies attempted a traffic stop of a vehicle driven by Lankford which led to a pursuit. When the pursuit ended, Lankford fled on foot. At approximately 7:15 a.m., Lankford was taken into custody near Hodgen Rd. east of Hwy 83 by the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office S.W.A.T. Team and the Colorado Springs Police Department Tactical Enforcement Unit along with air support from the Denver Police Department.

The Sheriff's Office is asking for help in locating a red, 2002 Honda Odyssey with CO license 048-GJB which is believed to have been stolen by Lankford.

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