Showing posts with label soldier killed. Show all posts
Showing posts with label soldier killed. Show all posts

Tuesday, December 8, 2009

Fort Drum soldier killed in Providence

RI shooting victim was Drum-based soldier

The Associated Press
Posted : Tuesday Dec 8, 2009 8:43:42 EST

FORT DRUM, N.Y. — Military officials say one of two men fatally shot in Rhode Island last weekend was a soldier stationed at Fort Drum.

Police in Providence say 22-year-old David Thomas of Boston was shot and killed about 2:30 a.m. Sunday while in a vehicle with his 18-year-old brother, Dwayne, and 21-year-old Domingo Ortiz, who also died. Dwayne Thomas survived the shooting.
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Thursday, October 22, 2009

57 Year old active duty soldier may have been murdered

Death of Ala. soldier investigated as homicide

The Associated Press
Posted : Thursday Oct 22, 2009 11:41:06 EDT

SARALAND, Ala. — Police say the body of a 57-year-old active-duty soldier was found in his home in Saraland and that evidence at the scene indicates homicide.
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Tuesday, October 20, 2009

Soldier Killed While On Leave From Iraq

Local Soldier Killed While On Leave From Iraq
By Melissa Newton
BLUM (CBS 11 / TXA 21)A small Hill County town is rattled after a soldier, home on leave from Iraq is shot and killed. It happened early Saturday morning in the town of Blum, about 20 miles south of Cleburne.

It was supposed to be a joyful reunion, but that joy has now turned to grief as many in the small town are coping with the death of a young soldier.

Private Cody Patterson had just arrived back from Iraq last week. The plan was to spend the next two weeks visiting family in Blum. But early Saturday Patterson was shot and killed in the bedroom of his home.

Patterson's aunt, Joyce Williamson is still in disbelief. "It don't seem real… it just don't. He was just like one of my own. I watched him grow up to be a heck of a man," she said.

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Thursday, March 13, 2008

Soldier killed in standoff after taking ex-girlfriend hostage

Soldier killed in standoff after taking ex-girlfriend hostage

By David Rising - The Associated Press
Posted : Friday Mar 14, 2008 11:07:59 EDT

BERLIN — A U.S. soldier was fatally shot in a confrontation with German police after taking his ex-girlfriend hostage, police said Friday.

The 30-year-old soldier, stationed in Schweinfurt, tied up his ex-girlfriend in her apartment in the southern town of Koenigsberg and threatened her with violence, police spokesman Karl-Heinz Schmitt said.

She managed to escape and alert police, who then started a hunt for the soldier and used a helicopter with a thermal camera to locate him near the apartment at about 11 p.m. Thursday.

Police commandos found and confronted the soldier, who threatened them with an M4 rifle, according to a police statement.

“During the attempt to arrest the armed man, officers were threatened with the weapon” and police opened fire, the statement said.

The soldier was critically injured, and rushed to a Schweinfurt hospital. Emergency surgery was performed, but he died several hours later, police said.

The M4 rifle had only half a magazine when impounded, but it was not immediately clear whether he had fired it, police said.

The investigation also has determined that the M4 had been legally in the soldier’s possession during the day but that he had not followed regulations requiring him to turn it in in the evening, police said.

Prosecutors in nearby Bamberg said there were no grounds to open an investigation of the police involved.

“The officer had to assume that the suspect would shoot at him with the weapon,” police said.
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