Colorado Springs police arrest man in connection to homicide case

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - UPDATE 10/12/18
Colorado Springs police have arrested a man in connection to this homicide on Friday.

27-year-old Gilberto Chaves Jr. was in custody at the Criminal Justice Center for an unrelated case.

After investigation, Chaves has been charged with First Degree Murder for the death of Army Captain Daniel Lehman.

No further details at this time.
UPDATE 9/19/18
Police are requesting the public help investigating the murder of a Fort Carson soldier.

Captain Daniel Chamberlain Lehman, 28, was shot near South Nevada Avenue and Costilla Street. He was a graduate of West Point Academy and stationed at Fort Carson.

Anyone with information is asked to call the Colorado Springs Police Department.

Original 9/15/18
Detectives say a man found dead in downtown Colorado Springs Saturday morning was a homicide victim.

A passerby in the area spotted the body lying in the shoulder of the road around 7:15 a.m. near the intersection of East Costilla Street and South Wahsatch Avenue, which is close to South Shooks Run Park. Early on, police weren't sure what kind of situation they had.


A spokesperson for CSPD told 11 News a couple of hours into the investigation that the death is now considered suspicious. Tuesday, the police department said it was now a homicide investigation, and identified the victim as 28-year-old Daniel Lehman.

According to Lt. Howard Black with CSPD, a blood trail could be seen leading to Lehman's body. Police did not say Tuesday how Lehman died.