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Soldier Kills Man While Trying To Cure Hiccups

A Texas soldier killed another after trying to cure his hiccups.

Pfc. Patrick Edward Myers, 27, was charged on Tuesday with manslaughter.

Both suspect and victim were soldiers at the Fort Hood base in Texas.

Pfc. Isaac Lawrence Young, 22, the suspect, and another soldier were drinking and watching football on Sunday night.

According to Killeen police, Young had the hiccups. The suspect took out his gun to scare him in order to stop the hiccups. The gun went off and shot Young in the face.

Police responded to the call after 10 p.m. Sunday. They found a man shot in the face and the other two men in the residence.

Police said that Myers took out the handgun and “while handling it in an unsafe manner, discharged the handgun striking the victim in the face.”

Young died on the way to Skylark Field where he was to be airlifted to a hospital.

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  • Sheryl A.

    I feel so sad for this two soldiers, they seems making fun but leads to horrible accident. :-(

  • Lyssa

    What a crap idea to cure hiccups! Maybe there is hidden agenda behind that killing. Do you think that soldier is dumb enough to play a gun? make sense…

  • Hillary

    Even police officers commit mistakes sometimes, this is what the post emphasize.They may forget the importance of gun proper handling because of their high knowledge of it. I think that they must put into their mind this knowledge to prevent this kind of incidence.

  • Mae

    It is really unsafe to play with a real gun! :-( I feel sad, for those who died.

  • Masum

    Vary sad :(