Colorado sheriff’s office arrests 2 accused of killing another who allegedly started fires

El Paso County deputies arrested Gregory Lee on charges of first degree murder for the killing of 49-year-old Jose Delgado-Diaz.
Published: Oct. 13, 2022 at 12:22 PM MDT|Updated: Oct. 25, 2022 at 1:38 PM MDT
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EL PASO COUNTY, Colo. (KKTV) - On Tuesday, the El Paso County Sheriff’s Office announced a second arrest tied to the death of 49-year-old Jose Delgado-Diaz.

The arrests are connected to a fire and reported shooting that occurred on Oct. 10 at a homeless camp near B Street in unincorporated El Paso County south of Colorado Springs. The Stratmoor Fire Department, as well as other fire agencies, responded to that scene just before 2 a.m. that morning. Fire officials say numerous residents of that homeless camp identified a person as responsible for setting a fire in the area, who investigators believe was Delgado-Diaz.

Later in the morning on Oct. 10, just before 6:30, EPSO responded to a 911 call for a man who had appeared to be have been shot behind a business located a short distance away from where the fire occurred on B street. Upon arrival, found a man who had been reportedly stabbed in the chest. They performed life-saving measures but that victim, later identified as Diaz, died on scene.

Originally, just 64-year-old Gregory Paul Lee was facing a a charge of first-degree murder in the case. Then on Tuesday, the sheriff’s office identified a second murder suspect as Gabriel Lee Clark.

The investigation is ongoing.

EDITOR’S NOTE: KKTV 11 News erroneously reported Lee was also accused of starting the fires. That was incorrect.