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Aaron Robinson reportedly ran off of the base on foot. Police attempted to make contact with him but he shot himself as the officers approached.
One of several suspects wanted in connection with a criminal investigation has taken his own life, according to officials.
US Army CID announces one military suspect is deceased after taking his own life yesterday in Killeen, Texas, and a civilian suspect has been arrested by the Texas Rangers in connection with the disappearance of Pfc. Vanessa Guillen.https://t.co/WOltbi7zff
— Fort Hood (@forthood) July 1, 2020
The suspect shot himself at about 1:17 a.m. Wednesday as officers of the U.S. Marshals Service, Killeen Police Department and the Lone Star Fugitive Task Force attempted to make contact with him in the 4700 block of East Rancier Avenue in Killeen, the central Texas city just outside the gates of Fort Hood.
Identified as a “junior soldier,” the man had fled the Army base late Tuesday and Army investigators had issued an alert to locate him. When officers approached him, the soldier revealed the weapon and shot himself dead, according to a CID news release.
Another suspect, a civilian, was arrested by the Texas Rangers. The civilian suspect, who was not identified, is the estranged wife of a former Fort Hood soldier and was in custody in the Bell County Jail awaiting charges by civilian authorities, according to CID.
What happened with Aaron Robinson
The incident happened overnight off of East Rancier Avenue in Killeen, at around 1:30 a.m. In an interview with ‘Crime Stories with Nancy Grace’ airing later today, Guillen’s family attorney, Natalie Kwaham, said the suspect has been identified as Aaron Robinson. He reportedly ran off of the base on foot. Police attempted to make contact with him but he shot himself as the officers approached.
Vanessa Guillen and Aaron Robinson
There is currently no confirmed link yet, but the incident happened hours after the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Unit announced they had found human remains while searching for a 20-year-old Fort Hood soldier, Vanessa Guillen.
Who was Vanessa Guillen
Guillen, a 20-year-old small arms repairer with the 3rd Cavalry Regiment, has been missing since April 22. She was last seen at work in the armory room of the regiment’s engineer squadron. On that day, Guillen was not scheduled to work, but she was called in by someone, Khawam said.
As CrimeOnline previously reported, the remains were found in a shallow grave by the Leon River. Tim Miller, the founder of Texas Equusearch, said that during a previous search at the same area, his crew found items of evidence connected to Guillen.
On Tuesday, Army investigators said they believed the human remains found near the Leon River in Bell County were likely related to the search for Guillen, who has been missing for two months. However, a positive identification is still pending.
“We believe that her remains were found. We believe that the suspect killed himself in the morning. And that, unfortunately doesn’t provide us any information about how this happened [or] why a beautiful young soldier is not with us today,” Natalie Khawam, attorney for the Guillen family, said Wednesday during a news conference in Washington, D.C.
In a statement, the Killeen Police Department said:
On Tuesday, June 30th, late in the evening hours, Special Agents with the Army Fort Hood Criminal Investigation Division contacted the Killeen Police Department and the U.S. Marshals – Lone Star Fugitive Task Force in reference to a person of interest in the missing soldier case from Fort Hood, Vanessa Guillen. We were informed that the person of interest had left the post and was inside the City of Killeen. During the course of the investigation, information was provided on the location of the suspect. The suspect was located walking in the 4700 block of East Rancier Avenue and as officers attempted to make contact with the suspect, the suspect produced a weapon and committed suicide by shooting himself. The suspect was pronounced deceased at 1:17 a.m. by Justice of the Peace Garland Potvin at the scene.
The person of interest was an active duty soldier and his name has been withheld pending notification next of kin through the Army Casualty Assistance Office.
Any further inquiries to the investigation regarding Vanessa Guillen will be directed to the Army Fort Hood CID.
*This is a developing story and will be updated as additional information becomes available.*