Teen charged in soldier slaying near Killeen store

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Associated Press

Posted on January 9, 2013 at 11:32 AM

KILLEEN, Texas (AP) — Police say a Central Texas teenager has been charged with murder in the fatal shooting of a Fort Hood soldier who was attacked outside a convenience store.

Killeen police on Wednesday said 17-year-old Terry Grant Scott of Killeen was being held pending arraignment over the Jan. 2 attack. Police had no immediate information on an attorney for Scott, who was arrested Tuesday.

Fort Hood officials say Spec. Austin James Sampson of Bliss, N.Y., died Friday at a Temple hospital. Police say two men who were with Sampson in an SUV were critically wounded by the gunfire in a convenience store parking lot.

Investigators have not announced a possible motive for the shootings.

Sampson had been assigned to Fort Hood's Headquarters Troop, 3rd Squadron, 3rd Cavalry Regiment, since February 2010.

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