One soldier has been accused of killing another soldier in Killeen while trying to scare him with a gun to cure his hiccups. Killeen Police have charged Patrick Myers with manslaughter in the Sunday evening incident.
Around 10:08 p.m. police received a call of a shooting in the 2800 block of Cantabrian Drive. When officers arrived they say they found the victim, 22-year-old Isaac Young, sitting in a chair and bleeding profusely. Young was treated by medical personnel but later died.
According to court documents, police interviewed the 911 callers. He told them that Myers shot the victim. He claims the three were drinking and watching a football game when Young began to get the hiccups. The witness claimed Myers pointed a gun at Young in order to scare him and rid him of his hiccups.
Police say the witness said he heard the gun fire and then saw Young bleeding from the eye.
Detectives later questioned Myers. The arrest affidavit states that he admitted to shooting the victim but claimed it was an accident. He allegedly added that he thought he had loaded the gun with dummy rounds.
Young, from Ash Grove, Missouri, worked in the army as a motor transport operator. He entered the army in 2011.