Arrest Made In Murder Of Fort Carson Soldier

Credit: Colorado Springs Police Dept.

Colorado Springs police say they have arrested a man accused of shooting and killing a Fort Carson soldier outside a Colorado Springs bar.

Larry Spencer Jr., 28, is charged with first-degree murder. Police say he shot and killed 22-year-old Cpl. Deangelo Brown outside the Circa Nightclub on South Tejon August 18.

Police say they responded to a disturbance call at the bar that night. When they arrived, they say they found the victim, but the suspect had already left the scene.

Spencer was arrested around 2 a.m. September 1.

Brown's death is the 22nd homicide in Colorado Springs this year. According to police, there were 16 homicides at this time last year.