City of Colorado Springs / Police / News

Death Investigation Results in Arrest

Thursday, September 20, 2012 1:45 PM [RELEASE AT WILL]


On April 23, 2012, 8:42 a.m., our Communications Center received a call informing them of a “body” found in a vehicle in an apartment complex parking lot. The location was the Whispering Pines Apartment Complex located at 3003 Mallard Drive near the intersection of Fountain and Chelton.


The victim was identified as 28 year old, Colorado Springs resident, Daniel Garcia.  His death was ruled a Homicide as a result of a gunshot wound.


The continuing investigation led to the identity of suspect, Carlos Ford.  An arrest warrant was served earlier this morning at CJC on Carlos Ford where he was charged with 1st degree Murder.


Mr. Ford was currently in jail on 1st degree Murder in the death of Mr. Virgil Means.  Mr. Means was killed on March 3, 2012, outside the Sin City Disciples motorcycle clubhouse located at 628 W. Vermijo Street.


Detectives are continuing to investigate this incident. If you have information about this incident please call police at 719-444-7000.  If you would like to remain anonymous you can call Crime-stoppers at 719-634-STOP (7867) or you can simply text CSPD and your tip to 847411 (TIP411).