Burglar shoots, kills Ft. Carson soldier and his wife at their home

Posted on: 10:21 pm, January 14, 2013, by , updated on: 04:00pm, January 15, 2013

Colorado Springs police investigate double murder

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Police in Colorado Springs say a Fort Carson soldier and his wife were killed  when they returned home and encountered a burglary in progress Monday.

“The suspect shot both victims before fleeing the scene,” says Colorado Springs police spokeswoman Barbara Miller.

The victims are identified as Whitney Butler, 35, and David Dunlap, 37.

This happened at 222 Bassett Drive at about noon on Monday.

Miller says police interviewed a person of interest in the case but have not made an arrest. Detectives are actively seeking information and pursuing every lead.

Anyone with information can call Colorado Springs police at 719-444-7000 or Pikes Peak Area Crime Stoppers at 719-634-STOP (7867).

No other information was released.