Teenager suspected in Colorado Springs double homicide arrested in Utah

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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — A man suspected in the shooting death of a man and woman in Colorado Springs was captured in Utah on Saturday, the Colorado Springs Police Department said.

Elijah Tyre Colon, also known as Elijah Phillips, 19, was driving a stolen Toyota Corolla when he was pulled over while driving on Interstate 70 and arrested by the Utah Highway Patrol.

Phillips is accused of a double homicide that took place early Saturday morning in the 2500 block of Balboa Street in Colorado Springs. He has been charged with first-degree murder.

The deaths are the 14th and 15th homicides in Colorado Springs this year. The city had 19 homicides in all of 2016.

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