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.