Former soldier charged for firing weapon outside Fort Hood barracks

AUSTIN, Texas — A former soldier visiting Fort Hood over the weekend was charged Tuesday for firing a handgun at a soldier after a drunken argument, according to court documents.

Ricardo Manuele Davila-DeJesus, 28, was arrested Saturday at about 12:50 a.m. by Fort Hood military police following the incident. He was indicted for a federal charge of aggravated assault with a deadly weapon, according to court documents in the Western District of Texas.

Hours after the incident, base officials increased security measures for civilians wanting to access the Army base.

On Saturday night, Davila-DeJesus was inside barracks building 9421, part of the 3rd Cavalry Regiment, where he was drinking and became argumentative, according to court documents. Davila-DeJesus lives in Killeen, the town just outside Fort Hood, and soldiers in the barracks attempted to arrange a ride home for him.


Author: Dian Welle