COLORADO SPRINGS — A suspect has been arrested in the homicide that took place on B Street in the Stratmoor Hills area of El Paso County this week following a fire inside an illegal encampment.
According to the El Paso County Sheriff's Office, 64-year-old Gregory Paul Lee is facing a charge of first-degree murder for allegedly stabbing to death Jose Delgado-Diaz behind a nightclub in the area. 20-year-old Gabriel Lee Clark was also identified as a suspect.
El Paso Sheriff's Deputies, the Stratmoor Fire Department, and other fire agencies responded to a fire at an illegal camp near B Street in unincorporated El Paso County. Several RVs and other cars were found engulfed in flames.
That same day, the El Paso County Sheriff's Office received a 911 call about a man who appeared to be shot but deputies discovered he was stabbed.
Multiple witnesses interviewed about the fire identified a man matching Delgado-Diaz's description as the person who started the fire, according to the sheriff's office.
On Oct. 21, EPSO detectives arrested and charged 20-year-old Gabriel Lee Clark with First Degree Murder in connection to the death of Delgado-Diaz
KOAA News5's Andy Koen looked into how illegal encampments have shined a light on the rising cost of living in the Pikes Peak area which can lead to these types of establishments.
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