Advertisement

You will be redirected to the page you want to view in  seconds.

Suspect sought after Carson soldier, wife slain

Jan. 17, 2013 - 10:29AM   |   Last Updated: Jan. 17, 2013 - 10:29AM  |  
  • Filed Under

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. — Authorities are looking for a 17-year-old in the shooting deaths of a Fort Carson soldier and his wife, who were expecting their first child.

Colorado Springs police said Thursday that the husband and his pregnant wife were shot and killed Monday when they surprised a burglar in their Colorado Springs home. Police warned that the teenager is considered armed and dangerous.

David Dunlap, a combat veteran, and his wife, Whitney Butler, were newlyweds who had moved into their home in October.

A friend told the Colorado Springs Gazette that Butler was three months pregnant. The coroner's office would not confirm that.

"Everybody's just heartbroken, devastated," said a friend of Dunlap's, who didn't want to be identified. "He was always just a go getter, a hard worker. Always led you in the right direction."

The man said he was deployed with Dunlap in Germany in 2006.

Police were initially called to the neighborhood to investigate reports of gunfire on Monday morning. They discovered Butler and Dunlap's bodies just after noon and began searching the street with tracking dogs.

A friend, Colin Schwalm, described Dunlap as a man who loved sports, especially softball.

The Army said Dunlap was a staff sergeant in the 4th Combat Aviation Brigade at Fort Carson outside Colorado Springs. His specialty was repairing armament, electrical and avionic systems on Apache helicopters. He joined the Army in 2003 and arrived at Fort Carson in November.

He deployed to Iraq in 2007-08.

Answers by RallyPoint

Join trending discussions in the military's #1 professional community. See what members like yourself have to say from across the DoD.

More In News

Start your day with a roundup of top defense news.

VA Home Loan
Rates

Search By:

Product Options:
Zip Code:

News for your in-box

Sign up now for free Military Times E-Reports. Choose from Money and Education. Subscribers: log in for premium e-newsletters.


This Week's Army Times

This Week's Army Times

Looking for reservists
Manning crisis means huge perks for active-duty soldiers

Subscribe for Print or Digital delivery today!

Classifieds
MilitaryTimes Green Trusted Classifieds Looking to buy, sell and connect on Military Times?
Browse expanded listings across hundreds of military installations.
Faces of valorHonoring those who fought and died in Operations Iraqi Freedom and Enduring Freedom.
hall of valorThe Hall of Valor is a searchable database of valor award citations collected by Doug Sterner, a Vietnam veteran and Military Times contributing editor, and by Military Times staff.
Woman who cried rape
(3 replies)
   Last Post: TJMAC77SP
        May 3, 2014 1:32 PM
   Last Post: garhkal
        May 1, 2014 5:03 PM
Cliven Bundy
(45 replies)
   Last Post: Chief_KO
        Apr 26, 2014 9:49 AM
Handbooks

All you need to know about your military benefits.

Benefits handbook

Guard & Reserve All you need to know about the Guard & Reserve.

guard and reserve handbook