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First-degree murder charge for killing of Army Captain

Posted at 11:46 AM, Oct 12, 2018
and last updated 2018-10-12 14:08:43-04

COLORADO SPRINGS – Police have filed charges of first-degree murder against a Colorado Springs man for the killing of Army Captain Daniel Lehman in September.

27-year-old Gilberto Chavez, Jr. was already in custody on an unrelated case. News5 is working to learn more about why Chavez was already in custody. He has a court date set for next week on the murder charge.

Gilberto Chavez Jr
Gilberto Chavez Jr of Colorado Springs is charged with first degree murder for the killing of Army Captain Daniel Lehman.

Captain Lehman, a West Point graduate who was stationed at Fort Carson, was found dead on Costilla St. near the intersection with S. Nevada on the morning of September 15th.

Investigators have not released information on a possible motive in the case or how they linked Chavez to the killing.

Daniel Chamberlain Lehman
Photo of Daniel Chamberlain Lehman

Colorado Springs Police are still asking anyone with information or who might be a witness to come forward by calling (719) 444-7000 or the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at (719) 634-STOP (7867) or 1-800-222-8477 if you want to remain anonymous.