Mesa County man arrested in deadly shooting; victim identified

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MESA COUNTY, Colo. — A man has been arrested and charged with second-degree murder in connection with a shooting Saturday night in Mesa County.

The shooting occurred at 3296 1/2 Lombardy Lane in Clifton, according to the Mesa County Sheriff’s Office.

Aleksandr Kolpakov, 29, was taken into custody at the same address and was later booked into the Mesa County Detention Facility, the sheriff’s office said Sunday.

The death of a 31-year-old Heather Anable has been determined to be the result of gunshot wounds to the chest and neck, according to the Mesa County Coroner’s office.

The coroner added the manner of death was homicide.

A sheriff’s spokesman said Anable was killed during an incident at an apartment, but authorities have not said whether Kolpakov knew the victim or what led to the shooting.

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