Soldier kills commanding officer

KILLEEN, Texas (AP) - A Fort Hood soldier allegedly killed his commanding officer before turning the gun on himself.

Police arrived at an apartment in Killeen on Monday morning after receiving a call about a confrontation between an Army specialist and his staff sergeant and lieutenant. During the confrontation, Killeen police allegedly saw the specialist shoot the lieutenant.

Police officers then returned fire, and the specialist shot himself in the head.

The identities of those involved have been withheld pending notification of the families.

Autopsies have been ordered. The staff sergeant was not injured.
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