Victim Of Fort Hood Shooting Identified

A Fort Hood specialist remained in custody Monday evening in the shooting death of a fellow soldier with whom he had served for nearly a year in Iraq.

Spc. Armando Ray Baca

FORT HOOD (July 20, 2009)--Fort Hood Spc. Armando Ray Baca remained in custody Monday evening after a weekend shooting at a Fort Hood housing area that claimed the life of Spc. Ryan Richard Schlack, 30, of Oshkosh, Wis.

Both Baca and Schlack were assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division’s B Company, 27th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team and both returned to post in May after deploying to Iraq in June 2008.

A Fort Hood deputy public affairs officer said Schlack was struck in the hip when shots were fired into a crowd early Saturday at a home in McNair Village.

He was taken to Darnall Army Medical Center where he later died, the spokesman said.

Baca was arrested at 10:15 a.m. Saturday at Fort Hood’s Main Gate, the spokesman said.

Schlack joined the Army in May 2004 and arrived at Fort Hood in February 2005.

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