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.