Police arrest 16-year-old in New Orleans for July 2016 murder of Colorado Springs man

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. – A 16-year-old boy was arrested in New Orleans Thursday on murder charges in relation to the murder of a 20-year-old man in Colorado Springs last July.

Gary Thomas, 20, was shot and killed outside of a McDonald’s on S. Academy Boulevard in the early-morning hours of July 16, 2016.

Colorado Springs police announced Friday the suspect, a 16-year-old boy, was arrested Thursday in New Orleans on a warrant for first-degree murder. The warrant was issued March 7.

Since the suspect is a minor, his identity and mugshot are not being released. There were at least 20 murders in Colorado Springs last year.

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