Man facing murder charges for shooting transient man in downtown Colorado Springs apartments

The owner of this downtown Colorado Springs home shot and killed a transient man who entered the home Thursday, according to police. / Macy Egeland - FOX21 News
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A Colorado Springs man is facing second-degree murder charges for shooting and killing a transient man in an apartment building in January.

Patrick Rau, 28, was indicted by a grand jury on Wednesday. He is charged with one count of second-degree murder – heat of passion.

Police said Rau shot and killed 37-year-old Donald Russell on January 19. It happened just before 7 a.m. at a home on North Wahsatch Avenue that had been converted into apartments. Police said Russell entered the home and was confronted by Rau, who shot him.

This is a developing story. Stay with FOX21 News for the latest. 

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