UPDATE: Suspects in Durango shooting death identified

Three caught by Colorado State Patrol in Chaffee County

David Gaytan, 34, of Durango, was shot and killed Sunday at the Lightner Creek Mobile Home Park. The Colorado State Patrol arrested three suspects Sunday night in Chaffee County. Enlargephoto

Jonathan Romeo/Durango Herald

David Gaytan, 34, of Durango, was shot and killed Sunday at the Lightner Creek Mobile Home Park. The Colorado State Patrol arrested three suspects Sunday night in Chaffee County.

Police have arrested three people in the slaying of a Durango man who was shot Sunday in the Lightner Creek Mobile Home Park west of Durango.

The victim was identified Monday as David Antonio Gaytan, 34, said Dan Bender, spokesman for the La Plata County Sheriff’s Office. He was shot about 11:35 a.m. while at a friend’s home at Lightner Creek Mobile Home Park.

Two men and a woman were arrested between 9 and 10 p.m. Sunday in Chaffee County, which includes Salida, 200 miles northeast of Durango, in connection with the death, Bender said.

The suspects were identified as Kevin Goff, 27, Alysse Rios, 19, and Michael Jones, 19. All three, believed to be from Texas, are being held without bail on suspicion of first-degree murder. They will eventually be transferred to La Plata County, Bender said.

“We have three suspects in custody and the public doesn’t need to be concerned anymore.”

The Sheriff’s Office declined to discuss a possible motive for the shooting that occurred about 1:15 p.m. at Unit 36 of the mobile home park.

The Sheriff’s Office aired a description of the vehicle that fled the shooting scene, and a Colorado State Patrol trooper identified a vehicle matching the description and made the arrests.

An autopsy on Gaytan is scheduled for Thursday.

shane@durangoherald.com