Fort Bragg

Fort Bragg shooter dies from his wounds

The murder-suicide may have been prompted by legal troubles.

The Army soldier who killed his superior officer on Thursday and then shot himself, died from his wounds a day later. The solider in question was identified by officials at Fort Bragg as Specialist Ricky G. Elder, a 27-year-old infantryman from Kansas. Elder shot and killed his battalion commander, Lt. Col. Roy Tisdale, during an outdoor meeting on the North Carolina base last week. A third soldier was wounded, but has been released from the hospital.

Elder's murder-suicide may have been prompted by legal troubles that he was facing both on the base and back in his hometown of Hutchinson, Kansas. According to reports, Elder had been accused of stealing a $1,700 toolkit from the base motor pool and was facing a court martial that could have ended with a dishonorable discharge.

Read the entire story at the Atlantic Wire.