Jul 29, 2011 6:11 AM by Kate Richards

Services this weekend for soldier shot in Denver

COLUMBIA, Ill. (AP) - Services will be this weekend for an Army soldier from southwestern Illinois who was shot to death in Denver outside his motel.

Twenty-five-year-old Anthony Silva of Columbia was stationed at Fort Carson when he was killed Saturday after being shot several times.

He was about to be discharged from the Army and was waiting to meet his father so they could drive back to his hometown.

Silva served in Korea but his mother said a back injury kept him from being sent to Afghanistan.

Services will be at 1 p.m. Saturday at St. Paul United Church of Christ in Columbia.
A $2,000 reward is being offered for information leading to an arrest of his assailant.


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