Chhun Sun

Chhun Sun covers public safety and general assignments for The Gazette. The Thailand-born, Cambodian-American joined the newspaper's staff in 2015. He previously worked at publications in California, Utah, Washington and the countries of Cambodia and Azerbaijan. He can be reached at chhun.sun@gazette.com or by phone at 719-636-0235. Follow him on Twitter at @chhunsun.
  • Man was practicing 'defensive techniques' when he shot and killed brother near Monument, says Sheriff's Office

    Updated: 4 hr ago

    A 30-year-old man has been arrested in a shooting Sunday that left his brother dead inside a Monument home, according to the El Paso County Sheriff's Office. Erik Mattyasovsky was booked into the El Paso County jail on suspicion of reckless manslaughter and prohibited use of a weapon...

  • Fire alarm, haze, prompt evacuations from Colorado Springs medical office building

    Updated: 9 hr ago

    A light "haze" caused by faulty HVAC system disrupted operations at a medical office building near Memorial North Hospital on Monday afternoon, prompting some patients and employees to evacuate after the fire alarm sounded, according to the Colorado Springs Fire Department. No fire...

  • Fort Carson military police company coming home Monday night

    Updated: 11 hr ago

    About 95 Fort Carson soldiers will celebrate their return to Colorado on Monday night, officials said. The soldiers from the post's 127th Military Police Company and 148th MP Detachment - both from 759th MP Battalion - will be greeted to a 9 p.m. homecoming ceremony at the Special...

  • Snow forecast in the Colorado Springs area

    Updated: 13 hr ago

    Expect another day of sunshine and warm temperatures Monday before the weather becomes "unsettled," Gazette news partner KKTV reported. That means rain and snow could come later this week. "Monday marks our last day of our short-lived warmer weather in southern Colorado," KKTV said...

  • Fatal shooting in Monument being investigated as suspicious death

    Updated: 14 hr ago

    A man was shot and killed by his brother Sunday at a home in northern El Paso County, the Sheriff’s Office said. The shooting, which happened about 6:15 p.m. on the 16800 block of Alexandria Drive in Monument, initially was reported as an accident, but sheriff’s spokeswoman...

  • Foul play not suspected in death of man found in Fountain Creek

    Updated: 16 hr ago

    Foul play is not suspected in the death of a man whose body was found over the weekend in Fountain Creek west of Old Colorado City, Colorado Springs police spokesman Lt. Howard Black said Monday. The body may be a transient male in his 50s, Gazette news partner KKTV reported. A...

  • Water leak to close Abrams Elementary School on Monday

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    A water leak has prompted school officials to cancel classes at Abrams Elementary School on Fort Carson on Monday. Reported Sunday, Fountain 8 School District officials said the leak affected about a half-dozen classrooms inside the school building. Employees were conducting cleanup...

  • Helping Ugandan women, children works both ways for Colorado Springs nonprofit founder

    Updated: 18 hr ago

    On the walls of Brandi Lea's Colorado Springs home are pictures of her "mamas." That's what she calls the women she helps through her nonprofit Beauty for Ashes Uganda, which provides resources to single moms and widows of the country's Teso region. Through programs that focus on...

  • Fundraiser for Colorado Springs City Auditorium combines fitness and a cause

    Updated: Sun, Apr 23, 2017

    As energetic music blared, it was difficult not to find someone with a smile - even while they were exercising on an otherwise quiet afternoon in downtown Colorado Springs. On Sunday, more than 100 people showed up in tie-dye T-shirts, sneakers and headbands to participate in a free...

  • Volunteers do their part to keep the Pikes Peak region beautiful on Earth Day

    Updated: Sat, Apr 22, 2017

    At age 10, Eve Jensen is already thinking about her future. On Saturday morning, she teamed up with strangers and members of her local 4-H Club - part of a global youth organization - to pick up litter at America the Beautiful Park in Colorado Springs. She could have slept in but she...

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