Man arrested in connection to fatal shooting on I-25 pedestrian bridge

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DENVER -- A man has been arrested in connection to a fatal shooting on a pedestrian bridge over Interstate 25 in south Denver last month.

On Wednesday, the Denver Police Department said 29-year-old Christopher Butler was arrested on Tuesday. He is being held for investigation of first-degree murder and possession of a weapon by a previous offender.

On Jan. 9, 31-year-old Luis Nieves was shot and killed on the pedestrian bridge over I-25 between East Evans Avenue and South Colorado Boulevard.

Tips from FOX31 and Channel 2 partners Metro Denver Crime Stoppers helped authorities advance the investigation, according to DPD.

On Wednesday, Nieves' cousin Michelle McCurry said she will sleep better knowing Butler is in custody.

"I'm never going to get to see my cousin again, only through pictures and memories," she said.

McCurry thanked those who submitted tips about the case.

"Any case out there -- there’s so many -- don’t hesitate, call. Make a tip. You never know if it’s too small, if it’s just anything. Anything will help," she said.

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