Memorial service held for pizza delivery driver Nathan Leon who was shot to death

LAFAYETTE, Colo. - A married father of three who was killed while working as a pizza delivery driver was remembered at a memorial service in Lafayette on Wednesday.

The service for 27-year-old Nathan Collin Leon, of Commerce City, was held at 11 a.m.

Leon is survived by his mother and father, wife and three children -- 6-year-old Kaydence and 4-year-old twins, Scotlyn and Irelynn. 

"We will miss him very much," Leon's mother Bernadette Alness told 7NEWS.  "Today was a difficult day."

Leon's regular job was with IBM, she said.  He worked one day a week for Domino's.

"We don't want him remembered as pizza delivery man," Alness told 7NEWS.  "We would like him remembered as someone who was very much loved."

Leon was reported missing after going out to make a pizza delivery in northeast Denver on March 17. Police found his body with gunshot wounds in Golden hours later.

Denver police say they're confident the suspect in Leon's death is the same man who was killed in a shootout with Texas authorities last week.   Domino's uniform clothing and a red "heatwave" bag were found in the wrecked car Evan Ebel was driving after he was involved in a fatal shootout with Texas law enforcement.

El Paso County sheriff's officials said the gun that suspect Evan Ebel used in Texas was the same weapon used in the death of Colorado Department of Corrections director Tom Clements on March 19. Denver police haven't said if the same gun also matched the bullet or bullets in Leon's murder.

Print this article Back to Top