Shooting leaves Fort Hood soldier dead

November 24, 2009 10:11:23 AM PST
Killeen police say a Fort Hood soldier died after being shot while at an apartment and investigators want to know who opened fire. Police spokeswoman Carroll Smith says 22-year-old Joshua M. Wyatt was pronounced dead early Tuesday. Smith says the death is not considered a suicide. Investigators are asking anyone with information to contact police.

Officers late Monday responded to a Killeen apartment after getting a 911 call about a shooting. Officers found Wyatt at the residence, with a gunshot wound to the chest area.

Justice of the Peace Bill Cooke pronounced Wyatt dead shortly after midnight Monday, as the soldier was being transported to a hospital. An autopsy has been ordered.

A Fort Hood spokesman, Tyler Broadway, on Tuesday declined to release a hometown or further details on Wyatt.


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