Missing Equipment May Be Behind Killeen Murder Suicide

By: Associated Press
By: Associated Press

The dispute that led a Fort Hood soldier to kill his lieutenant and then himself may have been sparked by missing military equipment.

Killeen police said Tuesday that 24 year old Lt. Robert Bartlett
Fletcher of Jensen Beach, Florida, had gone with a staff sergeant to
talk to a 22 year old specialist under their command.

The specialist was set to be discharged soon, and some equipment
was missing.
Police called to the scene on Monday saw the specialist shoot
Fletcher to death before killing himself.
The staff sergeant was not injured.

The identity of the specialist was being withheld until his
family could be notified.

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