Soldiers, friends: One shot, one charged with murder
The alleged shooting death of one paratrooper by another Saturday night stunned neighbors who said the two men were close.Posted — Updated
Just before midnight on Saturday, police were called to the scene of what was described as an accidental shooting.
The investigation quickly identified Walker as the suspected shooter.
"There was some alcohol involved during these parties that may have played a factor into this," Downing said. "We're still looking into that."
"We always speak," she said. "I've seen him and his wife and the baby."
Penix was originally from California and had served in the Navy before joining the Army, according to a statement released after his death.
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