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Gazette Premium Content Colorado Springs' third homicide victim was Fort Carson soldier

By Sue McMillin and Andrea Sinclair Published: February 5, 2014

The man who died in a stabbing Tuesday has been identified as Brandon Alfonzo Jones, a 25-year-old Fort Carson soldier, officials said Wednesday.

The El Paso County Coroner's Office has ruled his death a homicide, Colorado Springs police said in a release.

This marks the city's third homicide this year.

The stabbing occurred during a disturbance about 3:30 p.m. at an apartment complex at 1230 Encinitas Point, off South Academy Boulevard and Westmeadow Drive, police said.

Jones, from Columbia, S.C., joined the Army in March 2012 and completed a one-year deployment to Afghanistan in August of last year, according to military records.

He arrived at Fort Carson in December 2012 and was a specialist in the 43rd Sustainment Brigade, Fort Carson public affairs officials said.

Jones received the Army Commendation and Achievement medals, the National Defense Service Medal, the Afghanistan Campaign Medal with Campaign Star and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, public affairs officials said.

Police said all people involved in the disturbance were identified and contacted; no arrests have been made.

Anyone with information can call police at 444-7000.

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