FORT HOOD (December 17, 2012)--Fort Hood Monday identified the soldier whom police officers shot and killed early Friday on post as Staff Sgt. Kelly David Bangle, 30, of Whetstone, Ariz, who was a veteran of the wars in both Afghanistan and Iraq.
Fort Hood Directorate of Emergency Services patrol officers who were sent at around 3:20 a.m. Friday to investigate a suspicious vehicle parked near Kouma Lake shot Bangle after at least one gunshot was fired from inside the vehicle as they approached.
Efforts were made to revive Bangle, but they were unsuccessful, Fort Hood said.
Bell County Justice of the Peace Garland Potvin pronounced the man dead at the scene and ordered an autopsy, which he said the military will handle.
Bangle deployed to Afghanistan from March 2006 to March 2007 and to Iraq from April 2011 to November 2011.
He joined the Army in September 2003 and arrived at Fort Hood in March 2011.
At the time of his death, he was assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division’s Company A, 3rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team since March.