Jail records identify two soldiers held in Fort Carson shooting

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Two Fort Carson soldiers were held in the Douglas County jail Friday afternoon a day after a shooting on the post left one soldier injured and led to heightened security.

Fort Carson soldiers Deques A. Smith and Rashad F. McCleain were in custody at the Castle Rock jail, the Douglas County Sheriff’s Office confirmed.

Fort Carson refused to release information on the arrests including what role the men may have played in the Thursday incident.

Fort Carson’s 24,000 soldiers and civilian workers were ordered to shelter in place for hours Thursday afternoon after gunfire erupted near the 10th Special Forces Group compound at the center of the post.

The Army has been closed mouthed about the incident, issuing a terse two-sentence reply to questions Friday.

“Two individuals are in custody at the Douglas County Jail following a shooting on Fort Carson on 15 June,” the post said in a statement. “One victim remains hospitalized with non-life threatening injuries and the incident remains under investigation.”

Read the full story at Gazette.com.

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