Inmates Applying for Clemency Encouraged by Justice Department
Inmates Applying for Clemency Encouraged by Justice Department
U.S. Justice Department Sets New Clemency Guidelines for Nonviolent Drug Offenders
U.S. Justice Department Sets New Clemency Guidelines for Nonviolent Dr...
Aereo TV Receives Little Support from Supreme Court Justices in Copyright Case
Aereo TV Receives Little Support from Supreme Court Justices in Copyri...
Samsung Argues over Inflated Patent Damages
Samsung Argues over Inflated Patent Damages
Your profile matches an open legal position. Apply now!
Job Listings

Fort Hood Soldier Arrested for Shooting Friend

 

In a sad turn of events, a soldier, Army Spc. Patrick Edward Myers, was taken into custody by police officers in Texas after he was accused of shooting his friend during a joke that went horribly wrong. The friend is also another member of the military. According to reports from the Associated Press, Myers pointed his gun at his friend’s head in the hopes of scaring him enough so his hiccups would stop.

 

The soldier, 27 and stationed at Fort Hood, thought his gun was loaded with dummy rounds. The gun then went off in the face of his friend and it actually had live rounds in the gun. A statement released by the Killeen Police Department said that Myers was “handling it in an unsafe manner.”



Get JD Journal in Your Mail
Subscribe to our FREE daily news alerts and get the latest updates on the most happening events in the legal, business, and celebrity world. You also get your daily dose of humor and entertainment!!


 

A press release from the Killeen Police Department said that the two men had been watching football and drinking when the shooting occurred. The victim of the shooting, 22, died en route to the hospital while in the ambulance. The victim has been identified as Pfc. Isaac Lawrence Young. Young hails from Ash Grove, Missouri. Myers is from Spartanburg, South Carolina. The bond for Myers was set at $1 million and he has been charged with manslaughter.

Did you like this? Share it:
Fort Hood Soldier Arrested for Shooting Friend by

Tagged: , , , , ,

Posted by on September 26, 2012. Filed under Legal News. You can follow any responses to this entry through the RSS 2.0. You can skip to the end and leave a response. Pinging is currently not allowed.