DA Refuses Charges In Soldier’s Shooting Death

By: Paul J. Gately Email
By: Paul J. Gately Email

KILLEEN (October 16, 2012)—The Bell County District Attorney's Office has refused charges against a Killeen man who was involved in the shooting death of one soldier and the wounding of another.

Though the person police believe shot Jamie Lee Schnider, 22, on October 5 outside a Killeen residence was taken initially into custody, he was later released.

On Tuesday the district attorney announced he would not seek a complaint against the suspect.

Killeen police say they will continue to investigate the incident that left Schnider dead and another soldier injured and if new evidence comes to light, it will be presented to the DA for further consideration.

The other victim, a 21-year-old soldier, who was shot in the upper torso, was taken first to Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center, and then was flown to Scott & White Hospital in Temple.

The shooting evidently resulted from what started as an argument that started after three men confronted a resident at a home at 3601 Holbert Dr. in Killeen.

The argument turned physical when one of the men attacked the resident, police said, and shots were fired.

The shooting was reported just before 11 p.m.

Schnider was pronounced dead just after 11:35 p.m.

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