COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) - Police in Colorado say they have arrested a man in the death of a U.S. Army captain.
Colorado Springs Police on Friday announced their arrest of 27-year-old Gilberto Chavez, Jr. on suspicion of first-degree murder. Police said he was already being held for an unrelated charge.
The body of Captain Daniel Lehman was found in downtown Colorado Springs on Sept. 15. Lehman was 28 years old and stationed at Fort Carson.
It’s not clear if Chavez has an attorney. He is being held without bond.
KRDO-TV reports that an anonymous tip led police to begin investigating Chavez. According to court records, police believe Chavez had used methamphetamine and thought someone was following him when he shot Lehman.
They also found text messages from Chavez to his girlfriend about the shooting.
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