Soldier Now Charged in Deadly Ft. Bliss Shooting

POSTED: Wednesday, April 29, 2009 - 6:00am

UPDATED: Wednesday, February 17, 2010 - 2:23pm

After Chapin High Senior Was Killed Last Friday

Military Police Officer Gerald Polanco, 37, is charged with murder, attempted murder and being absent without leave. At a news conference Tuesday, Ft. Bliss leaders wouldn't release many details about last Friday's shooting, including a motive and gun used.

Ezra Gerald Smith, 18, was shot and killed while riding his bike to school. Another soldier was wounded.
Ft. Bliss says that soldier is out of the hospital but would not release his name.

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