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Fort Hood soldier dies from injuries in Killeen shooting


A Fort Hood solider who was injured from a Killeen shooting on January 2 died Monday. 25-year-old Austin James Sampson died from his injuries that occurred Wednesday evening at 1704 Old FM 440.

Sampson entered active duty service in July 2006 as a cavalry scout.  He arrived at Fort Hood in November 2006 and was currently assigned to Headquarters Troop, 3rd Squadron, 3rd Cavalry Regiment, Fort Hood, since February 2010.

Police continue to investigate the shooting that occurred in the parking lot of the Star Mart Convenience Store around 5:30 p.m. Wednesday when someone called 911 after hearing several gunshots.

Officers arrived at the scene, they found three men with gunshot wounds. Two were rushed by ambulance to the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center. Sampson was airlifted to Scott and White Memorial Hospital.

Witnesses say a man with dreads got out of a white, Lincoln Towncar, approached a maroon SUV and shot the three men inside. The suspect then drove south on Old FM 440.

Detectives are asking anyone with information about the shooting to call the Bell County Crime Stoppers at (254) 526-TIPS. All information is confidential and if your tip results in an arrest, you could be eligible for a reward up to $1,000 in cash.

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