El Paso deputies: 2 dead, 1 seriously injured in Black Forest armed burglaries

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EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. -- Two people are dead, and another remains in the hospital after two house burglaries in Black Forest Saturday morning.

El Paso County Sheriff Sgt. Joe Roybal said deputies are searching for an armed man who allegedly stole a 2002 red Honda Odyssey with the license plate 048GJB following the incidents at two separate homes.

The first burglary was reported Saturday morning on Timberline Court at about 8:30 a.m. The second burglary occurred on Burrows Road, however officials have not confirmed whether they are related.

Officials are looking for 46-year-old Kenneth Lankford as a person of interest in the crimes, but deputies are not calling him a suspect at this time. Lankford is reportedly associated with one of the homes.

Sgt. Roybal said investigators describe the person of interest as a white man in his 40s.

Roybal said the man is considered armed and dangerous. Officials say if you see him, do not approach him, call El Paso County Sheriff's Department at (719) 390-5555.

El Paso County Sheriff's deputies blocked off Timber Lane at Howells Road while they investigated the scene. They also blocked off Burrows Road at Black Forest Road.

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