Murder Suspect Arrested

By: KKTV Email
By: KKTV Email

Colorado Springs police say 18-year old Adan Viveros has been arrested in the city's latest homicide.

Viveros was advised of his charges on Thursday. He has been charged with first degree murder and attempted first degree murder.

Police say his is the shooter in a deadly gang related shooting last Monday night on Dewey Drive, near Airport and Murray. When police arrived, they found two gunshot victims lying in the street. One of the victims, 18-year old Claudio Vega died from his injuries. A 15-year old male was also injured.

"There is gang ties to this homicide no question there. It's just going to be a matter of to what degree did gang activity play into this murder investigation," said Sgt. Steve Noblitt with the Colorado Springs Police Department.

Viveros was arrested Wednesday afternoon during a traffic stop. He was the passenger in a car that was pulled over in the Citadel Crossing Shopping Center.

Viveros is being held at the El Paso County Criminal Justice Center on no bond. He is due back in court on May 4.


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  • by p Location: cos on May 7, 2011 at 11:54 AM
    solo el sabe como estaba el show con esos cholitos cagados dime q arias tu site trataron d matar 2 veces asi es de q nunca hay Q jusgar ala gente alo puro pendejo..y animo compa NONO....
  • by V Location: Colorado Springs on Apr 29, 2011 at 12:54 PM
    My prayers go out to Adan and his family. To all the people running there mouth about someone being gone or starting trouble, you need to know both sides of either crime were involved in gangs! (NOT JUST ADAN!!). So I don't understand how you can comment, especially after your husband nearly killed Adan. That is downright disgusting, along with probably being the reason why you feel a need to comment on this link. As far as I'm concerned, you have no reason to pass judgement. Their is only one judge, thats GOD! Adan will only repent and answer to GOD! May god keep you safe, and you will always be in my prayers ADAN!!!!
  • by dltafoya Location: colorado springs on Apr 13, 2011 at 12:15 AM
    im the wife of JOSEPH TAFOYA... the man who shot Adan Viveros.. & my husband didnt shake his hand before he shot him ... this guy and whoever he was with came looking for trouble firing 1st....
  • by nena on Mar 21, 2011 at 06:28 PM
    if no one knows the story they shouldnt open there mouth. How would u guys like it if u got shot up by sum ppl that u shakin hands wit almost losin ur life and then when u get out the hospital they come after u again!!!! 1 luv always nono
  • by krystle Location: south side of colorado springs on May 31, 2010 at 09:31 PM
    hello to all i am a mother of 5 boys i had the pleasuer of growing up with him and his sister my heart goes out to all familys involved and to adan and deniese i love you guys and im with you all the way and heis a great kid and your right no on ecare when he was clinging on to life i love you guys keep your heads up and you know where im at if you need anything and i pray to god that my boys are never in that situation but i know that they would do whatever they had to to stay alive and thats all that adan did
  • by megan Location: colorado srings on May 18, 2010 at 08:20 AM
    if you only knew personally the mom of CALUDIO RIP u would know what this did to her and there family.. PLUs the murders family can still see him living but what happens to to the vega family they can only see his ashes and pictures.So before you comment truely get to know the family .. cause they are suffering because he lives a baby behind a.. baby who never will get to see the light and joy of his father by his side.
  • by jerel Location: couch on May 18, 2010 at 05:39 AM
    man a knew aden for a few years that hole in his neck is from getin shot of course if sum 1 is cumin up 2 him straped he gona shoot first LET HIM FREE
  • by paul Location: stratmoor valley on Apr 30, 2010 at 01:56 PM
    I have known adan for 4 years. You cant pay attention to his looks, he is a good guy who was just protecting the himself and his friends. Anybody can shoot a gun to protecet their loved ones.
  • by Pat Location: Colorado springs on Apr 23, 2010 at 05:03 AM
    Yes "Juan" he is an animal because he fought till the end for his life. Yes he's not a child because a child wouldve given up and he wouldve let those other boys beat him and put him in a coma once again. There's always two or more sides to the stories. Like JR said were all quick to judge, and although I wasn't at the crime scene I know someone that was .. Let me tell you that the other boys weren't Angels either. If you think you're grown enough to pull the trigger then you better be grown enough to take what's coming to ya! It's not right what these kids are doing to each other, but they don't listen to nobody now-a-days. So hopefully this is a lesson to other "gangstas" in the springs.
  • by bill Location: colorado springs, CO on Apr 23, 2010 at 02:39 AM
    Another scumbag gets busted. Thank You, CSPD.
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