FORT STEWART, Ga. (WSAV) — A soldier was shot dead on Fort Stewart Monday morning and the suspect is in custody.
The victim of the shooting was identified as Sgt. Nathan M. Hillman. Hilman was from Plum, Pennsylvania and was assigned to the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division in July 2021.
He was a chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear specialist. Hillman had initially joined the Army in February 2015. According to officials, he had also had one deployment to Afghanistan and had earned the Air Assault Badge.
Fort Stewart officials confirmed the suspect as Spc. Shay A. Wilson, 28, an infantryman assigned to the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team(ABCT), 3rd Infantry Division. Wilson is originally from Cambria Heights, New York.
Fort Stewart officials say Wilson allegedly shot Sgt. Nathan M. Hillman once with a privately owned weapon during an incident at the 2nd ABCT complex. Wilson was quickly subdued by other soldiers in the area.
He was apprehended by Fort Stewart law enforcement at the scene and transferred to the Department of the Army Criminal Investigation Division’s custody. Wilson is charged with one count of murder under Article 118 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice. He is currently in confinement.
“On Monday morning, the Spartan Family lost one of our own in a tragic and unexpected way,” said Col. Ethan J. Diven, commander of the “Spartan Brigade,” 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team. “With deepest sorrow our hearts are with the Families and units involved in the incident. Providing support to the impacted Families and Soldiers is our first priority. We are working closely with the Fort Stewart military police and U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Division.”
The shooting remains under investigation.
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