U.S. Army captain’s body found in street, gun-downed in Colorado

A Colorado-based US Army Captain was gunned down at a Colorado Springs intersection over the weekend.

Captain Daniel C. Lehman was gunned down on Saturday, slain at an intersection just north of Fort Carson, where he was based.

According to 9News, the murder is believed to have taken place sometime around 2AM. Lehman’s body was located a few hours later.

An intelligence officer by trade and a member of the 4th Infantry Division’s 3rd Brigade, Lehman was accepted into all three of the US military’s prestigious academies, but chose to go to West Point. His obituary states that he served in Afghanistan.

Lehman’s awards include the Meritorious Service Medal, Army Commendation Medal, Joint Service Achievement Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, Global War on Terrorism, Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Overseas Service Ribbon, NATO Medal, and the Air Assault Badge.

3rd Brigade’s commander released a statement regarding Captain Lehman’s murder.

“3rd Brigade Combat Team mourns the loss of Captain Daniel Lehman and extends our sincerest condolences to his Family and friends,” said Col. Michael J. Simmering. “He will be sincerely missed by each and every member of our team. Dan will always be remembered as an incredible leader and a fierce friend. His dedication and service to this Nation allowed our brigade to succeed on numerous occasions – whether deployed or at Fort Carson. Our greatest hope remains that the ongoing investigation provides answers, closure, and eventually eases the tremendous pain those closest to him feel at this time.”

The investigation is ongoing.

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