Ft. Bliss Soldier Charged With Murder

POSTED: Tuesday, April 28, 2009 - 5:20pm

UPDATED: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 3:23pm

Right now, leaders at Ft. Bliss just wrapped up a news conference to update last week's deadly shooting.

Fort Bliss announced just minutes ago that 37 year-old Gerald Polanco has been charged with murder and attempted murder in connection with a shooting Friday at the Lindquist housing area next to the post.

Polanco is also charged with being absent without leave.

A chapin high school student, Ezra Gerald Smith, was killed in Friday's attack while walking to school.

Another soldier was wounded in the attack, he's out of the hospital, though Ft. Bliss is not releasing his name.

No motive has been released in the shooting and no word yet on the exact type of weapon used in the attack.

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