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Suspect Arrested In Death Of Soldier In Colorado

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (AP) — A 17-year-old wanted after the shooting deaths of a Fort Carson soldier and his wife in Colorado Springs has been arrested.

Colorado Springs police said Macyo January was arrested at a home Thursday evening without incident.

Police say 37-year-old David Dunlap and his wife, Whitney, were killed Monday when they surprised a burglar in their home.

Whitney Butler and David Dunlap (credit: Facebook)

Whitney Butler and David Dunlap (credit: Facebook)

The couple were newlyweds who had moved into their home in October.

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

“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.

The Army says 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.

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

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