A soldier was shot and killed on Saturday while visiting family in Nebraska before heading to his new post.
Staff Sgt. Kyle LeFlore, 27, who had served deployments in Iraq and Afghanistan, was fatally shot at a nightclub in Omaha, police said.
He was shot around 1:45 a.m. Saturday, according to the Omaha Police Department. Officers who responded found LeFlore suffering from gunshot wounds at Reign Lounge. He was taken to the Nebraska Medical Center and pronounced dead, the police department said.
Police are seeking information leading to suspects in the shooting.
LeFlore had returned home in December — after a year at Camp Humphreys in South Korea working in IT — to spend time with family and friends before going to Arizona to serve as a recruiter, Stars and Stripes reported.
LeFlore, a fan of combat sports, founded the 25th Infantry Division’s combatives program in Hawaii and boxed for the All-Army team at Fort Riley, Kansas.
He also became the 8th Army combatives champion in 2017 while serving in South Korea.
On Thursday, LeFlore was remembered by fellow soldiers at a memorial service at Camp Humphreys.
LeFlore often mentored junior soldiers, said Chief Warrant Officer 2 Daniel Robinson, who served with LeFlore at the 602nd Aviation Support Battalion at Camp Humphreys, Stripes reported.
“He had the will, and was willing to help anyone else who wanted to achieve,” Robinson said.
The Omaha Police Department asks anyone with information about the crime to call 402-444-5656, 402-444-STOP or visit www.omahacrimestoppers.org. Tips leading to the arrest of a homicide suspect are eligible for a reward of up to $25,000.
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