KILLEEN, Texas (AP) - A Central Texas soldier has been charged with killing another in gunfire while allegedly trying to help cure the victim's hiccups.
Killeen police say the Fort Hood soldiers were drinking alcohol and watching football when the incident happened Sunday night.
Fort Hood officials late Tuesday identified the victim as 22-year-old Pfc. Isaac Lawrence Young of Ash Grove, Mo. An arrest affidavit says Spc. Patrick Edward Myers of Spartanburg, S.C., apparently pointed a gun at Young's head to scare him and stop the hiccups. Myers allegedly thought the gun had dummy rounds when it discharged.
Bell County Jail records show Myers was being held Tuesday on a manslaughter charge with bond set at $1 million. Online jail records did not list an attorney for Myers.
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