Officials ID Soldier Accused Of Firing Shots At Ft. Campbell

Posted at 12:53 PM, Aug 26, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-26 13:53:39-04

Officials have identified the soldier who allegedly fired shots at Fort Campbell.

The soldier was identified as 23-year old Spc. Bryan Castillo, a UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter repairer. He arrived at the post in September, 2013.

According to a release, Castillo allegedly entered Hangar 8 on the airfield at 11:30 a.m. Thursday and fired two shots.

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Law enforcement was notified and immediately responded. Police chased the soldier after they fled the hangar in his personal vehicle.

During the chase, the soldier hit another vehicle, but then tried to get away on foot once the soldier got to his on-base residence.

That's when police took him into custody. They also found additional weapons and ammunition.

A motive for the shooting was unknown. The investigation was on-going.

Castillo was held at the Montgomery County Jail. No formal charges have been filed against him.