COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - A man was found guilty of second-degree murder in the death of a Fort Carson Soldier.
The verdict came for Gilberto Chavez Jr. on Tuesday for the murder of 28-year-old Captain Daniel Chamberlain Lehman.
Captain Lehman was shot near South Nevada Avenue and Costilla Street in September of 2018. He was a graduate of West Point Academy and stationed at Fort Carson.
A passerby in the area spotted the body lying in the shoulder of the road around 7:15 a.m. on Sept. 15, 2018 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.
Chavez claimed self-defense in the shooting.
According to 11 News partner The Gazette, Prosecutors Claire Nutter and Andy Vaughan say the self-defense claim was rebutted by Chavez himself, as he bragged about the killing afterward — calling himself “Gilly the Kidd” on Facebook and even getting a tattoo of a chalk body outline, filled in with the word “investigation” in all capital letters.
A habitual hearing was set for Chavez Jr. on Nov. 1.