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Posted: Tuesday, November 23, 2010 12:00 pm | Updated: 9:13 am, Thu Aug 16, 2012.

By Philip Jankowski

Killeen Daily Herald

Police and Fort Hood officials identified a Fort Hood soldier Monday who died Saturday in a fatal shooting in Killeen.

The victim was identified as Pfc. Jed Paul Naisbitt, 30, of Ogden, Utah. Naisbitt was assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, since June 2008.

The Killeen Police Department responded to a call of shots fired about 1 a.m. Saturday in the 1000 block of Stephen Drive, according to a press release.

When officers arrived, they found Naisbitt shot in a vehicle. Justice of the Peace Garland Potvin pronounced Naisbitt dead at the scene.

Police did not release any suspect information Monday. The incident is being investigated as a homicide, according to Capt. Margaret Young with KPD.

Naisbitt deployed to Iraq from December 2008 to November 2009.

Naisbitt's awards and decorations include the Army Commendation Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Iraqi Campaign Medal with campaign star, Overseas Service Ribbon and Army Service Ribbon.

Officers are still investigating the shooting. Anyone with information is asked to call Crime Stoppers at 526-TIPS (8477), go to www.killeencrimestoppers.com or text a tip to KILLEEN plus the tip to CRIMES (274637).

All information is confidential and tips resulting in an arrest are eligible for a reward of up to $1,000.

Contact Philip Jankowski at philipj@kdhnews.com or (254) 501-7553. Follow him on Twitter at KDHcrime.

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