Police arrest manslaughter suspect also linked to deaths of two teens

Endo Isaiah Velarde / FOX21 News file photo
Endo Isaiah Velarde / FOX21 News file photo

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Police have arrested a suspect in connection with the fatal shooting of an 18-year-old man in Colorado Springs last year.

Police said Endo Isaiah Verlarde was arrested Thursday on Grantsville Grove, which is near the intersection of Powers Boulevard and Stetson Hills Boulevard. Verlarde was wanted on manslaughter charges in connection with the death of 18-year-old Oscar Navarrete-Moreno. Navarrete-Moreno was shot to death inside his car on South Tejon Street on May 7, 2016.

Police said Velarde is also facing charges of sexual assault on a child for an unrelated case. Police did not provide details about that case.

Velarde was already facing charges of attempt to influence a public official in connection with the deaths of 15-year-old Derek Greer and 16-year-old Natalie Partida. Greer and Partida were found dead alongside the road near Pikes Peak International Raceway on March 12, 2017. Velarde was the 10th suspect to be charged in that case.

Police said Velarde should be considered armed and dangerous. Anyone with information on his whereabouts is asked to call police at 719-444-7000 or Crime Stoppers at 719-634-STOP (7867).

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