The soldier who was shot and killed at a Georgia base on Monday has been identified as a seven-year Army veteran.
sergeant Nathan Hillman, 30, of the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, was the soldier killed in the “shootout” at Fort Stewart. the army confirmed tuesday
“On Monday morning, our Spartan family lost a member of our family tragically and unexpectedly,” Hillman Commanding Officer Col. Ethan J. Diven said in a statement. “With deep sadness, our hearts go out to the families and units affected.”
Authorities did not release further details, but confirmed that the suspect had been captured. The suspected shooter was arrested at Fort Stewart and taken into the custody of the US Army Criminal Investigation Division.
This was reported by Army Times the killer was an army sergeant who brought a gun into the compound where the team lived and worked. It’s unclear if the killer was targeting Hillman or if he intended to shoot additional troops.
According to the Army, Hillman served as a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear specialist assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division’s 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team. He has been in the military since February 2015 and has served once in Afghanistan.
He received various military awards, including two Army Commendation Medals, two Army Achievement Medals, and the Air Assault Badge.