King Street shooting suspect arrested in Wyoming

April 18, 2013
photo - Colorado Springs Police Department Photo by Preston Deangelo Johnson
Colorado Springs Police Department Photo by Preston Deangelo Johnson 

The prime suspect for the shooting death of Ivan Ortiz on March 19 in Colorado Springs was taken into custody in Wyoming, according to a news release from police.

Preston Deangelo Johnson, 28, was arrested April 12 in Cheyenne on a Colorado Springs police warrant following a traffic stop, spokesperson Barbara Miller said.

CSPD issued an arrest warrant Johnson, 28, on suspicion of first-degree murder two days after Ortiz' body was found at 2521 King St. in a townhouse.

According to the warrant's affidavit, a 911 call was received in which a man reported hearing five shots, a female screaming and a vehicle leaving the area.

Ortiz died at the scene of a gunshot wound.

A woman in the townhouse at the time of the shooting told police she witnessed Johnson enter through a backdoor and shoot at Ortiz several times, according to the affidavit. 

There are open arrest warrants on Johnson through El Paso County on suspicion of driving under restraint, speeding and drug possession, according to court records.


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