Fort Hood confirms deadly shooting involving two of its soldiers, one dead

File Photo. Fort Hood.
File Photo. Fort Hood.((AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez, File))
Published: Sep. 17, 2021 at 11:27 PM CDT
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KILLEEN, Texas (KWTX) - In a statement sent to News 10 Friday, a Fort Hood spokesperson confirmed the victim of a shooting earlier this month has now died. Officials with Fort Hood also confirmed both the alleged shooter and the victim were soldiers stationed at Fort Hood.

Police arrested Nakealon Keunte Mosley, 24, a Fort Hood soldier, in connection to a shooting on September 4, 2021.

According to the Killeen Police Department, on Thursday, September 16, the victim, Francine Martinez, succumbed to her injuries and was pronounced deceased by Justice of the Peace Cliff Coleman at 10:25 p.m.

Mosley was initially charged with aggravated assault of a family member with a deadly weapon. A Fort Hood spokesman confirmed Mosley, a corporal, is an army automated logistical specialist assigned to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division since April 2021.

This investigation is currently being reviewed by the Bell County District Attorney’s Office to enhance the current charge on the suspect.

The “1st Cavalry Division is aware of a shooting incident which took place on Sept. 4 involving two service members assigned to the division and led to the death of one of the service members involved,” said a spokesperson in the statement.

“Our hearts go out to the family and friends of the deceased service member and our priority right now is to support the family. We are also committed to supporting the ongoing law enforcement investigation of this incident,” the spokesperson further stated.

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