Texas soldier charged with murder after shooting

KILLEEN, Texas (AP) - A Fort Hood soldier has been charged with
murder after a shooting at a party near the Central Texas Army
post.

Spc. Jared Lee Bottorff was jailed on $1 million bond Monday. Another soldier, Spc. Philip James Thomas, was jailed on $500,000 bond on an evidence tampering charge.

Killeen police say they were at a party at a house when a fight broke out early Friday morning, and someone was shot and killed.

Police haven't released the man's name nor said if he was a soldier.

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