Decorated soldier, Staff Sgt. David C. Dunlap, and wife killed in burglary in Colorado Springs

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. - A decorated soldier who served in Iraq was killed during a home burglary in Colorado Springs in the middle of the day Monday.

Police believe Staff Sgt. David C. Dunlap and his wife, Whitney, came home at noon and walked in on a burglary in progress.

Police believe the burglar shot and killed both of them, then escaped.

Staff Sgt. Dunlap had served in the army for nearly 10 years. He had just arrived at Fort Carson two months ago.

Dunlap had earned several medals, ribbons and badges including the Iraqi Campaign Medal with Campaign Star, Valorous Unit Award, Meritorious Service Medal and Army Commendation Medal.

He was 37 years old.

Investigators have questioned a person of interest in the case, but no one has been arrested.

Fort Carson issued a statement saying the community mourns the tragic loss of Staff Sgt. David C. Dunlap and his wife Whitney Dunlap.

"Fort Carson, the 4th Infantry Division and the 4th Combat Aviation Brigade are deeply saddened by this event and wish to extend condolences, and offer heartfelt thoughts and prayers, to the families, friends and fellow soldiers who have been affected by this terrible incident," the statement said.

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