Alva Joe Gwinn

Master Sgt. Alva Joe Gwinn, 39, of Fort Hood, was a decorated combat engineer who served in Iraq and Afghanistan. Gwinn shot and killed himself following a vehicular pursuit by Williamson County Sheriff's deputies Thursday, Oct. 12, 2017.

The Fort Hood soldier who shot himself following a police pursuit in rural Bell County on Thursday was a decorated active-duty master sergeant and combat engineer who served multiple combat tours in Afghanistan and Iraq, according to post officials.

Master Sgt. Alva Joe Gwinn, 39, was in the 20th Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade at Fort Hood before he died of a self-inflicted gunshot after being shot by a Williamson County sheriff’s deputy following a high-speed vehicular pursuit northbound on State Highway 195 from Florence. | 254-501-7567

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