A Texas teenager was arrested Tuesday and charged with murder of an Army soldier from Wyoming County.
Spc. Austin James Sampson, 25, of Bliss, was shot and killed last week at a convenience store in Killeen, Texas, near Fort Hood, where he was stationed.
Terry Grant Scott, 17, of Killeen, was arrested on a street corner in the Texas community and charged with murder in connection with the slaying.
Sampson was one of the three soldiers shot about 5:30 p.m. last Wednesday. in the parking lot of the Star Mart Convenience Store. He was airlifted to Scott and White Memorial Hospital in nearby Temple, Texas in critical condition and he died there on Friday, a Killeen police spokeswoman said.
The other two shooting victims were treated at an Army medical center.
Witnesses told the first officers who responded to the shooting scene that the shooter got out of a white luxury car and shot the victims as they sat in a sport utility vehicle, then drove off.
An investigation into the shooting continues, police said.
Sampson was the son of Wesley G. and Pamela Sampson of Hillside Road, Bliss, and a 2006 graduate of Letchworth Central High School, where he played varsity football. He enlisted in the Army in July 2006 as a Cavalry scout and had been based at Fort Hood since November 2006.
He was depoyed to Iraq from November 2007 to January 2009 and to Afghanistan from August 2010 to August 2011 and earned several commendations and service medals. Currently, he had been assigned to Headquarters Troop, 3rd Squadron, 3rd Cavalry Regiment, at Fort Hood.