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'I miss him so much': Mother remembers slain Army captain, Santa Fe native

The Associated Press
September 20, 2018 05:28 PM

SANTA FE, N.M. - Police in Colorado Springs are investigating the weekend shooting death of a U.S. Army captain stationed at Fort Carson.

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The body of 28-year-old Capt. Daniel Chamberlain Lehman of Santa Fe, New Mexico, was found early Saturday near an intersection in Colorado Springs. Police believe Lehman had been shot between 1:55 a.m. and 2 a.m.

"I miss him so much,” said his mother, Laurie Lehman. “He was my life. He was such a wonderful son. He cared so much for his country and he was a good person."

Lehman grew up in Santa Fe, before attending West Point, and joining the army. He served his country during a tour in Afghanistan.

"Daniel was an incredible person,” said Laurie Lehman. “He was a wonderful son. He was a scholar. He spent a year in China as an exchange student. He was fluent in Chinese and Mandarin and fluent in Spanish and I think he spoke a couple other languages as well. He was a nuclear physicist. He majored in nuclear physics and philosophy."

Laurie Lehman said her son was walking home when he was shot, but that’s all she’s been told. 

"I miss him so much. He was my life. He was such a wonderful son. He cared so much for his country and he was a good person," said Laurie Lehman.

On Wednesday, officers asked for the public's help with the investigation. Anyone with information is asked to call Colorado Springs Police at 719-444-7000.

Lehman's obituary said he was a West Point graduate with a double major in nuclear physics and philosophy.

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