Update: Suspect In CB Death Turns Himself In

By: WOWT-TV Email
By: WOWT-TV Email

A man wanted in connection with the beating death of a Council Bluffs man, Monday turned himself into authorities.

An arrest warrant had been issued for Chad Fortner charging him with 1st degree murder, attempted murder, willful injury and assault with a deadly weapon.

Investigators say the victim, Alejandro Sanchez, died from a blow to the head with a blunt object.

Friends and family of Fortner told Channel 6 News reporter Justin Joseph Sunday that Fortner hit Sanchez with a tire iron because he was sexually assaulting Fortner's girlfriend.

Investigators have not commented on those details. They say Fortner turned himself in about 2:30 Monday afternoon.

Another man at the scene, Iyair Solis-Marin, was also hit in the head. He suffered a large cut and a broken jaw.

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