Police need help finding suspect in shooting of Fort Carson captain

Daniel Lehman, 28, killed last weekend

Weekend death of Fort Carson officer remains mystery

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - Colorado Springs police continue to ask for the public's help in finding a suspect after an Army captain stationed at Fort Carson was shot and killed last weekend.

KRDO NewsChannel 13 first reported when the death happened around 2 a.m. Saturday near the intersection of East Costilla Street and South Wahsatch Avenue.

The victim was identified as Capt. Daniel Chamberlain Lehman, 28. Police said he was a graduate of the West Point Academy and was stationed at Fort Carson. 

Lehman actually was shot two blocks to the west, police said, near the intersection of Costilla and South Nevada Avenue, and apparently walked to where his body was found.

That intersection is near many of the downtown bars that were closing at the time.

"We know there's a lot of activity in the downtown area at that time," said Lt. Howard Black with the Colorado Springs Police Department.  "If anyone had any contact with the captain or remember seeing him, we sure want to know about that."

The motive for the shooting is unknown.

On an online obituary page, Lehman's family said he grew up in Santa Fe, New Mexico, and was serving as an Army intelligence officer at Fort Carson.

The family described Lehman's killing as "a senseless act of violence."

If you have any information or if you witnessed the event, you're encouraged to call CSPD at 719-444-7000 or 719-634-STOP to remain anonymous.

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Colorado Springs Police are investigating after a body was found near the intersection of East Costilla and South Wahsatch Avenue Saturday morning.

Police say the male victim was found just after 7 a.m.

The Colorado Springs Police Department's Violent Crimes Section has since taken over.

The death is being investigated as suspicious.

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