Police Make Arrest in Shooting


Colorado Springs police have arrested a man following a shooting that took place last week.

They say Damian Evans, 21, shot and killed 21-year-old Christopher Vazquez last Friday morning.

Evans is facing first-degree murder.

Family members of Vazquez say the last time they saw him, he was headed to a July 4th party.

In the early morning hours of July 5, they were told that Vazquez had been shot.in the torso. He was rushed to the hospital, where he later died.

A cousin of Vazquez tells 11 News it is hard for her to believe she will never see Christopher again.

Police say they were called to the 4500 block of Jet Wing Circle in Colorado Springs around 2:20 a.m. July 5 for a disturbance. Police are not saying if the disturbance was a party.

Investigators from the Colorado Springs Major Crime Unit spent hours at the scene July 5 talking to witnesses. Police tell 11 News there is a person of interest in the case, but no arrests have been made.

This is the 18th homicide in Colorado Springs in 2013.

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