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Authorities seeking assistance in John Jean's 2-year old homicide case

John Jean
Posted at 10:29 PM, May 05, 2023
and last updated 2023-05-08 22:13:29-04

COLORADO SPRINGS, Colorado — John Jean, a Sergeant 1st Class at Fort Carson, was the victim of a homicide back on April 3, 2021. The Colorado Springs Police Department responded to a shooting at the Epic Hookah Lounge on Barnes Rd. just after 1:30 a.m. that morning.

Several people were shooting firearms, and John Jean, 34, was found dead at the scene. His death was ruled a homicide, however, a suspect has not been identified. Colorado Springs Police continue to investigate Jean's death.

Jean, who was from Florida, joined the army on June 21, 2006. Jean was deployed for one year in Iraq, and for several months, he was deployed in Afghanistan. He was stationed at Fort Carson on Sept. 8, 2020, according to his service information.

Below is a list of awards that Jean received:

  • Army Commendation Medal - 3
  • Army Achievement Medal – 5
  • Meritorious Unit Citation
  • Army Good Conduct Medal – 4
  • National Defense Service Medal
  • Afghanistan Campaign Medal with 2 Campaign Stars
  • Iraq Campaign Medal with 1 Campaign Star
  • Global War on Terrorism Service Medal
  • Army Service Ribbon
  • Overseas Service Ribbon
  • NATO Medal

“SFC John Jean dedicated himself to the U.S. Army for 14 years and deployed multiple times in the defense of our nation," said Lt. Col. Michael Lueckeman, commander of the Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 4th Infantry Division. “Our condolences go out to his family and loved ones during this difficult time.”
If you have any information, you are asked to call the Colorado Springs Police Department at (719)444-7000. If you wish to remain anonymous, you can call Crime Stoppers at (719)634-7867. You may qualify for a reward of up to $10,000.

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