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Bassett Drive Update #2

Tuesday, January 15, 2013 3:05 PM [RELEASE AT WILL]


UPDATE:  The Coroner’s Office has completed the autopsies on our two victims from the home burglary.  The manner of death has been ruled Homicide and the cause of death; gunshot wounds.


The victims were married and have been identified as:  Whitney M. Butler {35} and David Dunlap {37}.  David was a Fort Carson soldier.


The investigation is on-going.


Yesterday at 12:00 in the afternoon, Colorado Springs Police responded to a “Shots Fired” call at 222 Bassett Drive off S. Circle near Airport.


Officers immediately set up a perimeter and canvassed the neighborhood, interviewing multiple residents and witnesses in the area.


Following a preliminary investigation by our Violent Crimes Unit, detectives determined that a burglary was in progress at the home when the victims returned and encountered a suspect.  The suspect shot and killed both victims before fleeing the scene.  The names of the victims are not being released at this time.


Investigators have interviewed a person of interest but have not made an arrest.  We are still actively seeking any information and pursuing every lead.