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US Army soldier Braden Peltier shot in Colorado Springs

Braden Peltier of Bay City, Bay County, Michigan, United States has died. He was 23.

Peltier attended T. L. Handy Middle School and Bay City Central High School, which are both in Bay City. He was a U.S. Army soldier stationed at Fort Carson in Colorado, USA.

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At around 3:34 a.m. on March 26, 2023, the Colorado Springs Police Department received several 911 calls related to shots being fired on Palmer Park Boulevard in Colorado Springs, El Paso County, Colorado. When officers arrived, they found Peltier and another person who had sustained gunshot wounds.

Both were transported to the hospital. Peltier succumbed to his injuries while the other one survived.

On March 27, 2023, the El Paso County Coroner’s Office completed the autopsy of Peltier. His death is being investigated as a homicide.

The official cause and manner of death are still being determined. No other details were released.

Anyone with information about the shooting of Braden Peltier is asked to call the Colorado Springs Police Department at (719) 444-7000 or anonymously call the Crime Stoppers Tip Line at (719) 634-STOP (7867) or 1-800-222-8477.

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Established in 1942, Fort Carson is located directly south of Colorado Springs. It was named in honor of U.S. Army officer and Richmond, Kentucky, USA native Christopher “Kit” Carson, who died at Fort Lyon in Colorado on May 23, 1868 at age 58.

On March 9, 2023, Fort Carson released a list of areas and establishments its armed services personnel are banned from visiting, which include the New Havana Grill & Bar, the Paradise Nightclub & Restaurant and Woody’s Bar and Grill. This is to prevent them from being exposed to locations where crimes regularly occur or environments that could potentially put their welfare or health in danger. 

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