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06/27/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Esteban Garcia Of Colorado Springs Murdered In Parking Lot Where Streetlight Had Been Turned Off

A 62-year-old man died after being shot Sunday night in a parking lot that has been dark since the city turned off the streetlight in a controversial money saving measure, a neighboring business owner said.

Gaspar Martinez, owner of Ruskin Liquor near Airport Road and Academy Boulevard, blamed growing violence in the area -- and the city turning off the streetlight in front of the business -- for the man's death during an attempted robbery.

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