Tuesday, July 3, 2012
Facts are coming together about last Thursday's fatal Fort Bragg shooting, but many questions are still pending.
While unanswered questions surrounding last week's fatal shooting on Fort Bragg remain, media outlets are piecing together and uncovering facts about Ricky Elder. According to a July 3 Fayetteville Observer report, Elder's Facebook page revealed a disturbing message one hour before the 2:29 p.m. incident on June 28 in which the 27-year-old Elder shot his battalion commander, Lt. Col. Roy L. Tisdale, after a safety briefing before turning the gun on himself at the 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, Special Troops Battalion: "My mind in the past couple of years has folded on itself. I just went to the Dr. and they said I just tested positive for Dementia." Within the Fayetteville, Fort Bragg and Facebook communities, people are asking …
Saturday, June 30, 2012
Lt. Col. Roy L. Tisdale was identified by Fort Bragg officials on Saturday morning as the victim in Thursday's shooting.
The Soldier shot and killed June 28 on Fort Bragg is Lt. Col. Roy L. Tisdale, commander of the 525th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade. Tisdale, 42, of Alvin, Texas, was allegedly shot by a member of his battalion during a safety briefing near the unit’s headquarters in the historic district of Fort Bragg around 3:30 p.m., June 28. Tisdale was killed immediately and the unit member reportedly turned the weapon upon himself, causing life-threatening injuries. Tisdale graduated from Texas A&M University in 1993 and was commissioned as an infantry officer. He took command of the battalion in January of 2012 when the battalion was activated. Tisdale’s previous assignments include 2nd Battalion, 18th …
Get the latest information on the June 28 soldier-on-soldier shooting here.
Saturday, June 30, 2012
A June 28 shooting on Fort Bragg left Lt. Col. Roy L. Tisdale dead and the soldier who reportedly shot him critically wounded. (Update: 9:30 a.m. July 1: the soldier who killed Tisdale, Spc. Ricky G. Elder, 27, of Hutchinson, Kan., has also died.) A third soldier sustained non-life-threatening injuries and has been released from Womack Army Medical Center. Keep track of Fort Bragg Patch's coverage here: Fort Bragg's Lt. Col. Tisdale Buried at Texas A&M's Field of Honor Spc. Ricky Elder's Final Facebook Post Before the Shooting Fort Bragg's 525th BSB Facebook Page Brings Support Fort Bragg Soldier Responsible for Thursday's Shooting Has Died in Hospital Fort Bragg Identifies Officer Killed in Fatal Shooting Lt. Col. Roy L. Tisdale Reported …
Tisdale, commander of the 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, was fatally shot on Thursday, The Fayetteville Observer reports.
Officials at Fort Bragg had not yet released the name of the senior leader killed in Thursday's on-post shooting late Friday, but friends have come forward to the Fayetteville Observer. The paper reports that Lt. Col. Roy L. Tisdale, the commander of the support battalion in the 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, was the officer fatally shot on Thursday. Tisdale, from Alvin, Texas. is survived by his wife, Kim. "Taking care of the soldiers in the unit and their families is our number one priority at this time, while we simultaneously work the investigation surrounding this terrible tragedy," Lt. Gen. Daniel B. Allyn, commander of the 18th Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg, said in a Fayetteville Observer news report. People have been …
Friday, June 29, 2012
A soldier from the 525th BSB released on Friday.
According to a WRAL news report, Fort Bragg identified a third soldier who was wounded in Thursday's fatal shooting incident. Spc. Michael Latham, 22, of Vacaville, Calif., has been released from Womack Army Medical Center at Fort Bragg. Fort Bragg officials have not released the identities of the gunman or the soldier killed in the shooting, nor have they commented on a possible motive. The incident remains under investigation.
Details have not yet been announced from the fatal shooting.
The Fort Bragg and Fayetteville communities were rocked by Thursday's tragic shooting by a soldier, who is accused of leaving one senior leader dead before turning the gun on himself during an afternoon formation. While the officials at Fort Bragg's Public Affairs Office have not released further details, the Army Times has reported that a senior leader, a battalion commander, in the 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade was the victim of the fatal shooting. The shooter is thought to be an E-4 in the support battalion and his condition is not yet known. He was likely taken to Fort Bragg's Womack Army Medical Center. It is unclear what the motive was and whether or not the soldier suffered from PTSD. Other troops within the area were on …
Thursday, June 28, 2012
One left dead and two are wounded in Thursday shooting.
One soldier from the 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade is dead and two others are wounded following a shooting incident June 28, 2012. During a unit safety brief a soldier shot another member of the unit and then turned the weapon on himself. The shooter was injured and is in custody. A third Soldier who was in the area was also slightly wounded in the shooting. “This is a tragedy for our community. We don’t yet know the reasons for the shooting, but are working with the unit and the affected Families to help them through this difficult period,” said Col. Kevin Arata, XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg Public Affairs Officer. “Our prayers are with those who have been affected by this terrible incident,” Arata said. Fort Bragg law …
Details are unfolding now, some roads are closed off.
Fort Bragg law enforcement is responding to a shooting incident on-post that occurred at about 3:30 p.m., June 28. Drivers and pedestrians are urged to avoid the historic district of Fort Bragg until further notice. More details will be released as they become available according to Fort Bragg spokesman, Benjamin Able.