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Former soldier indicted on federal charge after allegedly shooting at current soldier while on Fort Hood

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Posted at 5:51 PM, Feb 09, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-09 18:51:29-05

A Killeen man has been indicted on a federal charge for allegedly discharging a firearm while on Fort Hood over the weekend.

On Tuesday, February 9, a federal grand jury in Waco returned an indictment against 28-year-old former U.S. Army soldier Ricardo Manuele Davila-DeJesus, charging him with aggravated assault with a dangerous weapon.

According to court documents, on February 6, Davila-DeJesus became intoxicated and got into an argument with several individuals inside the barracks.

The argument continued outside when the defendant allegedly pulled out a .45 caliber pistol and discharged it in the direction of a soldier. That soldier, fearing for his life, had retreated back into the barracks.

Others at the scene managed to subdue and disarm Davila-DeJesus.

If convicted, Davila-DeJesus faces up to 10 years in prison.

He remains in federal custody bending a detention hearing, which is scheduled for 1:30 p.m. on February 11.