COLORADO SPRINGS - A 39-year-old has died and a Colorado Springs man is in custody after an assault that took place on January 3.
Matthew Allan Stroker, 34, was first arrested on January 8 for assaulting 39-year-old Edward Eugene Lyles who at the time had just been hospitalized after police found him unresponsive with a head trauma on January 4 in the 4300 block of Northpark Drive.
Stroker was allegedly involved in the assault of Lyles on January 3.
On January 10, Lyles died from his injuries, causing the 2nd-degree assault charge to increase to 2nd-degree murder.
Lyles' death was the first homicide for Colorado Springs in 2017.
Anyone with further information on this case should contact the Colorado Springs Police Department at (719) 444-7000; or if you wish to remain anonymous, you may call Crime Stoppers Tip Line at (719) 634-STOP (7867) or 1-800-222-8477.