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Soldier facing charges after wife dies in southeast Colorado Springs shooting Saturday morning

Colorado Springs Police are investigating a shooting that happened around 1 a.m. Saturday...
Colorado Springs Police are investigating a shooting that happened around 1 a.m. Saturday morning involving 2 people.(KKTV)
Published: Feb. 20, 2021 at 6:32 AM MST
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COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo. (KKTV) - A Fort Carson soldier has been arrested after allegedly admitting to shooting and killing his wife over the weekend.

Springs police say they got a call from suspect Dermot Blake around 1 a.m. Feb. 20 stating he shot his wife. When CSPD arrived at the home in the 2000 block of Squawbush Ridge Grove, they found a woman dead inside the house. The victim has been identified as 30-year-old Tashianna Blake, Blake’s wife. Two children were reportedly in the home at the time and were later released to family members.

Police detained Blake on scene, and he was taken to the Police Operations Center. He was later arrested on charges of first-degree murder and two counts of child abuse.

Fort Carson confirmed with 11 News Tuesday that Dermot Blake was an active-duty soldier assigned to the Mountain Post. Blake has reportedly served in the military for four years.

Anyone with information or who is a witness to this investigation is asked to call the Colorado Springs Police Department at 719-444-7000. Those wishing to remain anonymous can call Crime Stoppers at 719-634-STOP.

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