Victim identified, 18-year-old Colorado Springs man arrested in weekend murder

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UPDATE: On Tuesday, Nov. 23, the El Paso County Coroner’s Office has identified the victim of the homicide. The victim is 17-year-old Matthew Terry of Colorado Springs. Terry’s death is the 39th homicide investigation in the City of Colorado Springs in 2021. 

Anyone with information or who is a witness to this investigation is asked to call the Colorado Springs Police Department at 719-444-7000. If you wish to remain anonymous, you may call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at 719-634-STOP (7867) or 1-800-222-8477.

COLORADO SPRINGS — On Sunday evening, a call regarding a traffic accident in the 1000 block of Mazatlan Circle revealed a driver who’d died on scene.

Upon investigation, officers with the Colorado Springs Police and Fire Departments determined the driver seemed to have suffered a gunshot wound. CSPD’s Homicide/Assault Unit took over the investigation at that point.

On Monday, CSPD obtained a warrant for 18-year-old James Lloyd of Colorado Springs – for murder in the first degree. Lloyd was taking into custody a brief time later.

The identity of the victim will not be released pending autopsy and notification of next of kin. 

Anyone with information or who is a witness to this investigation is asked to call the Colorado Springs Police Department at (719) 444-7000; or if you wish to remain anonymous, call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at (719) 634-STOP (7867) or 1-800-222-8477.

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