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Graffiti spotted on Colorado Springs welcome sign

In the photo sent by a viewer, someone spray-painted a message that appears related to the officer-involved shooting of De'Von Bailey.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Colorado Springs police are investigating after someone spray-painted messages and threw red paint on the welcome sign along Interstate 25.

In the photo sent by a viewer, someone spray-painted a message that appears related to the officer-involved shooting of De'Von Bailey. Red paint can be seen splattered across 'Colorado Springs'.

Credit: KRDO

"The city has responded to address the vandalism per its normal procedures. Code enforcement cleaned the graffiti just after 8:00 this morning” says Kim Melchor with the City of Colorado Springs communication office.

According to previous reporting, the welcome sign was revamped earlier in 2019 at a cost of $217,000. That money was raised through private donors.

Bailey, 19, was shot and killed by CSPD officers back in August, following reports of a robbery. Last month, Fourth District Attorney Dan May announced that there will be no criminal charges filed against those officers. 

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