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Virgil Delano Gambles

Case Details

Case Type: Homicide

Height: Unknown

Case Status: OPEN

Weight: Unknown


Identifying Marks:

Incident Date: 04/17/1974


Agency: Colorado Springs Police Department

City: Colorado Springs

Date of Birth: 05/14/1945

County: El Paso

Date of Death: 04/17/1974

Agency Case #: 74-C6652

Age: 29

Judicial District: 4th Judicial District

Gender: Male

Year Solved:

Race: African American

NamUs Case #: Unknown

Eyes: Brown

NCMEC Case #: Unknown

Hair: Black

About this Case:

On April 17, 1974, 29 year old Virgil Delano Gambles was murdered. Late on the evening of April 17th, police were called to the Brown Jug Liquor Store located on E. Cucharras, regarding shots being fired. Earlier that evening Mr. Gambles went to the Brown Jug Liquor store, where a physical confrontation ensued between Virgil Gamble's brother and another male. Mr. Gambles, his brother and nephew left. As Virgil Gambles, his brother and nephew approached the front door of the liquor store shots rang out. All three parties were shot. Virgil Gamble was taken to the hospital where he died of gunshot wounds. Anyone with information regarding this case, is asked to please contact the Colorado Springs Police Department.

If you have any information about this case, please contact:

Colorado Springs Police Department

Colorado Springs


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