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Posted: Tuesday, October 9, 2012 9:51 pm

Fort Hood officials on Tuesday released the name of a soldier who died from injuries suffered from gunshot wounds last week in Killeen.

Spc. Jamie Lee Schnider, 22, of Carter Lake, Iowa, was pronounced dead by Justice of the Peace Garland Potvin at 11:37 p.m. Oct. 4.

A man was taken into custody the night of the shooting, which also injured another soldier, but he was released with no charges filed, Killeen police said.

After reviewing the case, Bell County Assistant District Attorney Murff Bledsoe said the man — a resident of the 3600 block of Holbert Drive where the shooting occurred — would not be charged, but the case will be presented directly to a grand jury, which could result in charges.

Schnider entered active-duty service in July 2008 as a cannon crewmember. He was assigned to 3rd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, since December 2008. Schnider deployed to Iraq from January to December 2009 and May to December 2011.

His awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal with Combat Service Star, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, Combat Action Badge and Marksmanship Qualification Badge-Marksman with Recoilless Rifle.

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