Victim in shooting dies, suspect now facing first degree murder charge

Posted at 9:04 PM, Apr 26, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-26 23:04:46-04

The El Paso County Sheriff’s Office said a man who was shot early Sunday morning at the Value Inn near Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs died from his injuries Wednesday.

Deputies said the suspect in the shooting, 38-year-old David Rhoads, is now facing a first-degree murder charge along with identity theft and possession of a weapon by a previous offender charges.

(Booking photo of 38-year-old David Rhoads)

Rhoads was booked into the El Paso County jail on a $100,000 bond.

The victim of that shooting has not yet been identified. 

News 5 previously ran into Rhoads during our News 5 investigation into squatter’s rights, when we found him and his girlfriend squatting in a home in Colorado Springs.

Rhoads and his girlfriend, Ashley Hunter, did not face any criminal charges for the squatting incident. At the time, deputies allowed them to take their belongings and leave.