Tuesday, February 14, 2017

Army Ranger Facing Charges After Shooting Another Soldier

Army Ranger arraigned in shooting of fellow JBLM soldier
The Olympian
Kenny Ocker
February 13, 2017
One witness said Popek had returned to JBLM from a deployment five days earlier.

An Army Ranger assigned to Joint Base Lewis-McChord was arraigned Monday in Pierce County Superior Court, charged with shooting a fellow soldier in the neck Saturday in Parkland.

Spc. Thomas Patrick Popek, 22, faces one count of second-degree assault for the incident, which charging documents say left a JBLM soldier on life support with a bullet lodged in his neck.

The 23-year-old is in critical condition in an area hospital and unable to breathe on his own.
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