Woman identified, man arrested after homicide on South Academy Boulevard

Posted at 10:17 PM, Apr 18, 2024
and last updated 2024-04-19 21:22:44-04

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A woman has been identified after a homicide on South Academy Boulevard in Colorado Springs. The El Paso County Coroner's Office says she is 62-year-old Dorothy King.

News5 has received arrest papers for the suspect, 33-year-old Nathaniel Buchmann. Those documents say this incident was caught on surveillance video.

The video shows Buchmann stealing King's truck, stabbing her, then running her over and driving away.

Courtesy Photo: Affidavit

The Colorado Springs Police Department (CSPD) located the vehicle Thursday morning. When police tried pulling him over, he drove off, speeding through neighborhoods, Dorchester Park and the Pikes Peak Greenway Trail before crashing into a tree.

Police estimate Buchmann caused between $2,000-$5,000 of damages.

While investigators questioned him, Buchmann said he didn't recall anything from Wednesday. According to the arrest document, Buchmann told police he was in a "drug induced coma."

Background Information

A homicide investigation is underway after CSPD says a woman, later identified as King, was killed.

The incident happened just after 2:45 p.m. Wednesday near the intersection of South Academy Boulevard and Airport Road.

Police say medical aid was attempted, but King died from her injuries at the scene.

Buchmann was wanted on a warrant for robbery and motor vehicle theft.

Just before 4:30 p.m. Thursday, police obtained an arrest warrant for Buchmann on charges of second degree murder, vehicular eluding and others.

This is an active investigation. If you have any information regarding this incident, you are asked to call CSPD at (719)444-7000. If you want to remain anonymous, you can call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at (719)634-7867.


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