Suspect in custody after two people found dead overnight in Colorado Springs

A suspect is in custody after two people were found dead overnight Saturday, May 13 in central Colorado Springs.
A suspect is in custody after two people were found dead overnight Saturday, May 13 in central Colorado Springs.

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A suspect is in custody after two people were found dead early Saturday morning in central Colorado Springs.

Police were called to a home on Balboa Street near Bonforte Park around 12:30 a.m. regarding a shooting. When officers arrived, they found a woman and man dead inside the house.

Upon further investigation, detectives identified 19-year-old Elijah Colon, also known as Elijah Phillips, as the suspect in the murders. Police began searching for Colon, who was considered armed and dangerous and may have been driving a stolen car.

Phillips was arrested by the Utah Highway Patrol later Saturday morning along Interstate 70 in Utah. Police said he was driving the stolen car at the time of his arrest.

Colon is charged with first-degree murder.

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