Jun 23 2010
A U.S. Army reservist has been charged with premeditated murder in last week’s deadly shooting of a fellow reservist. His name is RASHAD* Valmont.
*RASHAD is a MUSLIM baby boy’s name
Staff Sgt. Rashad Valmont, 29, was charged under military law in the shooting at the U.S. Army Reserve Center located at Fort Gillem. Master Sgt. Pedro Mercado, 47, was killed in the shooting. He was being held Tuesday in pretrial confinement, but the Army Reserve declined to disclose where he was being held. Army Reserve spokeswoman Maj. Lenora Hutchinson also declined to discuss the motive for the shooting. SF EXAMINER
Well, It took them long enough to release the name of this Muslim killer of another US soldier. I guess Obama thought nobody would notice if he made them wait nearly a week to release this very MUSLIM name.
Army says case is very senstive and under investigation, so no details about the shooter or victim are available, other than the victim was an Army reservist.
FOX ATLANTA An Army reservist was shot to death and another was custody Thursday at a post south of Atlanta that is a gathering place for area reserve units. Army spokesman Col. Dan Baggio said the victim died at the U.S. Army Reserve Center located on Fort Gillem. He could not offer specifics about the shooting that happened between 4:30 and 5 p.m.
It is now 1:45PM Friday, nearly 24 hours after the shooting and they are still refusing to release any details about the shooter
June 19th 12/30PM: Victim’s family releases his name, but Army still has not released name of shooter.
FOREST PARK, Ga. (WSB Radio/AP) The army has not officially released the victim’s name. But the family tells WSB-TV it was Pedro Mercado. He is survived by a wife and three kids.
Army spokesman Col. Dan Baggio said the victim died Thursday at the U.S. Army Reserve Center located at Fort Gillem. He did not offer specifics about the shooting, which happened between 4:30 and 5 p.m. The center is a gathering place for area reserve units.
The reservist voluntarily surrendered after driving Thursday to a local police department after the shooting, the U.S. Army Reserve said in a statement Friday. It was not immediately known whether the man was in civilian or military custody. Authorities withheld the names of the soldiers until they could notify family members, but did say both were men.
Army spokesman Tim Hale said both the victim and the alleged suspect were assigned to the Army Medical Department Professional Management Command, a unit that provides centralized management of Army medical personnel nationwide and readiness of all medical units and personnel. WSB RADIO
June 20th 2:00AM The military has released the name of an Army reservist from New York who was shot to death by a fellow reservist at a post south of Atlanta. (But still no information on the shooter)
Forty-seven-year-old Master Sgt. Pedro Mercado died at the U.S. Army Reserve Center located on Fort Gillem. The Army released his name Saturday and says Mercado suffered multiple gunshot wounds in the Thursday afternoon shooting. Nobody else was injured.
The suspect drove to the nearby Lake City Police Department and turned himself in. He remains in custody and authorities say his name will be released if charges are filed.
Mercado and the suspect were assigned to the Army Medical Department Professional Management Command. The unit helps with the recruitment, retention and readiness of medical units and personnel. SF Examiner
June 21st 2:30AM – Army says it will not release name of shooter unless criminal charges are filed.
Say what? Somebody shoots a soldier in cold blood and there’s a chance charges won’t be filed?
This Father’s Day is difficult for the family of Master Sgt. Pedro Mercado. Mercado was shot and killed at Ft. Gillem on Thursday. His family will not talk about the accused shooter or the circumstances surrounding the shooting.
The Army said around 5:00 p.m. Thursday Mercado was shot several times. They said the suspect is a fellow soldier who worked in the same unit with Mercado. Police said after the shooting the suspect turned himself to Lake City Police. The Army said it will not identify the army reserve soldier unless criminal charges are filed. CBS Atlanta