Fort Hood Soldier Shoots And Kills Fellow Soldier In Attempt To Stop His Hiccups
Spc. Patrick Edward Myers was trying to scare his friend, Pfc. Isaac Lawrence Young, to get him over the hiccups.
“The victim had the hiccups,” police spokesperson Carroll Smith told CNN. “The suspect pulled out a gun to scare him, in order to stop the hiccups.”
Myers, 27, told police he thought the gun had dummy rounds in it when he pointed the weapon at Young’s face while the pals were watching football and drinking alcohol on Sunday night.
Young, of Ash Grove, Mo. was pronounced dead before he was airlifted to a local hospital.