EL PASO COUNTY – Just before 10 p.m. on December 1st, El Paso County deputies responded to a report of a shooting at a home in the 3600 block of Saguaro Circle.
According to the Sheriff’s Office, when deputies arrived they found a deceased victim with a gunshot wound. The El Paso County Coroner has identified the victim as 25-year-old Cesar H. Diaz.
Everyone at the home was interviewed by investigators and as a result of the investigation, 21-year-old Isaac James Klippert was arrested and booked into the Criminal Justice Center for manslaughter, first-degree assault, and prohibited use of a weapon.
Fort Carson confirms that Klippert is an active duty Infantryman assigned to the 3rd Armor Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division. His hometown is Yakima, Washington.
The Sheriff’s Office said it is currently investigating this case as an accidental shooting.
Alcohol appears to be a factor in the case, according to the Sheriff’s Office.
No information on the identity of the victim has been released at this time.