The Real Iron 7
As some of you probably already know, we had an incident last night on Fort Bliss involving a shooting. We are working through this as quickly, and as thoroughly as possible. We will provide updates as the situation develops.
Shortly after midnight today, Fort Bliss Department of Emergency Services Military Police responded to a bystander report of a disturbance on base.
Upon arrival, the subject presented an armed direct threat to law
enforcement by allegedly pointing a handgun at Military Police officers and was shot.
The Subject is a Soldier assigned to the 1st Armored Division and is
currently receiving medical care at an El Paso hospital. The unit has been in contact with the subject's family.
No other personnel were injured.
Special Agents with the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command are investigating the incident and processing the scene and have recovered the subject's handgun.
We regret to report the tragic event that occurred on Fort Bliss, Texas today. While we may not understand yet why the event occurred, we have confidence in our law enforcement to determine the facts of how this morning's event unfolded. The safety of our Fort Bliss community remains our top priority.