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Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Fort Hood Soldier, one of three killed in Texas shooting

WNY Soldier Killed in Texas Shooting
Written by
WGRZ Web Staff
Jan 7, 2013

KILLEEN, TX-- Fort Hood officials have released the name of a WNY soldier who was shot and killed last week in Texas.

Specialist Austin James Sampson, 25, of Bliss, NY in Wyoming County was one of three men shot outside a convenient store in Killeen, Texas January 3rd.

Witnesses told police that a black male with dreads got out of a white Lincoln Towncar, approached a vehicle with the three men and shot them.

According to Fort Hood, Sampson joined the Army in 2006 as a cavalry scout. He had been stationed out of Fort Hood since 2010.

Sampson served in Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn.
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