Homeless man beaten in Colorado Springs' first 2017 homicide

Posted at 10:19 AM, Jan 12, 2017

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — The brutal beating of a homeless man is the year's first homicide in Colorado Springs.

The Colorado Springs Gazette reports that arrest documents say 39-year-old Edward Eugene Lyles was beaten after seeking shelter in a neighbor's tent when his own caught fire.

Police say he was taken to a local hospital and treated for head trauma. Lyles died of his injuries on Tuesday.

Police have arrested a 34-year-old man in connection with Lyles' assault.


Information from: The Gazette,


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