Suspect arrested in murder of Colorado Springs Army captain

Gilberto Chavez Jr. / Colorado Springs Police Department

Gilberto Chavez Jr. / Colorado Springs Police Department

A suspect has been arrested in connection with the murder of an Army captain in Colorado Springs last month. 

Capt. Daniel Lehman, 28, was found dead in the area of Costilla Street and Wahsatch Avenue on September 15. Police said he had been fatally shot around 2:00 that morning. 

Gilberto Chavez Jr., 27, of Colorado Springs is facing first-degree murder charges for Lehman’s death. Police said Chavez was already in police custody for an unrelated case when the charges were filed against him. 

Lehman was a graduate of West Point Academy and had been stationed at Fort Carson since August 2016. 

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