More Arrests Made In Case Of Murdered Soldier

By: KKTV Email
By: KKTV Email

Two more men are in police custody, suspected of playing a part in the murder of a Fort Carson soldier.

Springs police report authorities stopped 24-year-old Kenneth Eastridge early this morning in Arkansas and arrested him on suspicion of first degree murder connected to the death of 24-year-old Kevin Shields.

Bruce Alan Bastien, Jr. Turned himself in Friday at the El Paso county Criminal Justice Center.

He faces accessory charges.

The initial suspect, 24-year-old Louis Edward Bressler reportedly once served with Shields in Iraq.

Bessler was arrested as he drove into a gas station at Fountain Blvd. and Jetwing Dr.

Shields was found shot to death in the middle of a sidewalk near Old Colorado City on Saturday morning.

Violent crime investigators say they found Shields with several gun shot wounds to his head and body.

It is the 23RD homicide this year in Colorado Springs.

Police say Sheilds' car was not found in the area where his body was found and he apparently has no connection to anyone who lives in the area.

Police say Saturday, the day he was killed, was Kevin Shields' birthday. He had just turned 24.

Police don't expect any more arrests in this case.


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