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Man arrested in connection with Falcon homicide

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56-year-old David Stechman 56-year-old David Stechman


A suspect has been arrested in connection with the death of David Stechman.

Stechman was murdered Thursday, August 25th inside his home in the 8200 block of Fort Smith Road in Falcon. His death was ruled a homicide by El Paso County Coroner.

The suspect, 34-year-old Timothy Hagins, had been arrested as part of a separate incident that Thursday for attempted murder, burglary, and assault. An investigation by El Paso County Sheriff's Office revealed that Hagins was responsible for Stechman's murder.

This is a developing story and will be updated as more information becomes available.



The El Paso County Sheriff's Office says 56-year-old David Stechman was killed in his Falcon home on Thursday.

Deputies say Stechman's wife found her husband covered in blood when she got home on Thursday evening. She called for help, but paramedics were unable to revive him. El Paso County Sheriff's office is investigating his death as a homicide.

Stechman was killed inside his home just off of Fort Smith and Bohleen Road in the Woodmen Hills neighborhood at about 4 p.m. Thursday. A mysterious cloud hovers over the community of Falcon as neighbors wait for more answers.

"It's just one of those things where you're like, 'oh, god,'" neighbor Alysha Condon said. "What happened? Who did it?" Condon asked. "Hopefully the police can find them."

Alysha Condon grew up in the neighborhood an she said she was shocked to hear investigators found Stechman's body only a few houses away. "It's pretty surprising, because our neighborhood's quiet, little things like theft or egging the house or something but that's about it, you don't hear about murders in Falcon," she said.

The Sheriff's office said this doesn't appear to be a suicide or a natural death.

"All we know is that we do believe we have a suspicious death here and that we do not believe there is a threat to the community," EPCSO spokesperson Jacqueline Kirby said.

Those words came as little comfort to neighbors as investigators spent their day going-door to-door all over the neighborhood Friday.

Residents they spoke with said investigators asked where they were during the day, if they heard any gunshots, and if they had seen a specific car heading down Fort Smith Road.

"It's right down the street," neighbor Ally Martinez said. "We don't know what it is. It could have been anything honestly."

Martinez also lives just around the corner and even went to school with this family's daughter. "It's heartbreaking and I feel so bad for her," Martinez said. "I want the best for her, to give her all the help I can give her."

But as investigators stay tight-lipped in this case, many questions still remain.

"What could it have been? Could it have been a robbery? Could it have been a family member? Could it have been himself? You know there's just so many things you have to keep in mind," Martinez said.

El Paso County Sheriff's Office said they do not believe there is a threat to the community at this time and they do not have anyone in custody for Stechman's murder.

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