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Soldier killed in alleged attempt to cure hiccups identified as Pfc. Issac Lawrence Young of Mo.

Spc. Patrick Edward Myers, a soldier based at Fort Hood, was arrested for allegedly killing his pal while trying to rid him of the hiccups.
Killeen Police Department

(CBS/AP) KILLEEN, Texas.- Fort Hood officials have identified Pfc. Isaac Lawrence Young, 22, of Ash Grove, Mo., as the man who was allegedly shot and killed when a fellow soldier tried to cure his hiccups.

Killeen police say that the two soldiers were drinking alcohol and watching football on Sunday when Spc. Patrick Edward Myers apparently pointed a gun at the victim's head in order to scare him and stop the hiccups.

Myers told investigators that the shooting was an accident and that he thought that the gun had dummy rounds.

Bell County jail records show Myers was being held Tuesday on a manslaughter charge with bond set at $1 million.

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