Fort Hood soldier killed in shootout with Texas police who are still investigating why he opened fire
Fort Hood police have shot and killed a soldier who fired a gun while sitting in his car on the Central Texas Army post.
Fort Hood officials say officers responded to a report of a suspicious vehicle parked near a lake about a mile from the main gate about 3:20 a.m. Friday.
Then, the officers returned fire after the soldier shot his weapon at them as they approached the car.
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Officials say the officers tried life-saving measures before emergency medical personnel arrived, but the soldier died.
Investigators later determined that the 30-year-old man was assigned to the 1st Cavalry Division at Fort Hood.
The Killeen, Texas, military post is home as many as 30,000 residents.
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The soldier's name wasn't immediately released.
The investigation is ongoing.