Alonzo Paige charged with first-degree murder after surrendering in Springs double homicide
For more than a month, the Colorado Springs Police Department has been on the lookout for Alonzo Paige, the prime suspect in a quadruple shooting that left two men dead.
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Imagine their surprise when yesterday afternoon, he walked into police headquarters and surrendered to authorities.
The roots of the manhunt were planted at about 4:30 a.m. on January 24 at Timberlane, an apartment complex located at 3985 East Bijou street. When officers arrived at the scene, they found four people had been hit by gunfire, with two of them dead and the other pair hospitalized, with one of the latter in what was described as "very serious" condition.
In the hours and days that followed, the names of the victims were released. Marquise Bean was the first fatality identified, while Jareem Vanterpool, 21, and Adam Encalade, 26, were recovering from their wounds.
Vanterpool's Facebook page is private, with wall posts and photos off-limits to those not on his friends list. The only clue it offers about him is the following profile image:
In contrast, Encalade's Facebook page nixes wall posts but offers a slew of photographs like this self-portrait:
Shortly thereafter, the second casualty was identified as Andrew Encalade, the younger brother of Adam. His Facebook page was private, too, but it listed his nickname as "Bones" and his interests as hip-hop, the Bible and family.
Meanwhile, police put out a warrant for the arrest of Paige, nicknamed "Babywiz" (pronounced "Baby Wise"). According to the Colorado Springs Gazette, his rap sheet featured numerous previous arrests as well as a July 2010 guilty plea to the charge of "driving with alcohol," for which he received a deferred sentence, and a September 2010 drug accusation.
On February 13, the CSPD added another name to its suspect list: Rashad "Dominique" Mayo, aka "Demo." He was wanted on a probation violation for an unrelated incident. But the investigation led cops to believe that he had fled the scene of the crime with Paige.
A week later, at about 5:30 a.m. on February 20, Demo was reportedly nabbed at a home on the 4400 block of Hunting Meadows Circle. But Paige remained scarce until yesterday.
At this point, the CSPD isn't divulging any additional information related to Paige or his decision to turn himself in. All we know for certain is that one of the city's most vigorous searches in recent memory has come to an end.
Look below to see full-size booking photos for Paige and Mayo, as well as an interactive graphic showing the area near the crime scene. If you have problems seeing the image, click "View Larger Map."
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