Fort Campbell soldier ID’d as Clarksville homicide victim

Posted at 6:18 AM, Jul 05, 2019
and last updated 2019-07-10 14:50:46-04

CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — Army officials have identified a man who was shot and killed at a basketball court in Clarksville as a Fort Campbell solider.

According to Clarksville police, they were called to a basketball court off of 8th St. at 11 p.m. on July 4.

When officers arrived, they found 23-year-old Kendrick Grayer laying on the basketball court. He had been shot multiple times.

Grayer was taken to a hospital in Nashville, where he died. The 23-year-old Dallas, Texas native was a Fire Control Specialist assigned to 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).

Army officials said he joined the Army in 2014 and arrived at Fort Campbell in 2015.

According to Fort Campbell officials, his awards and decorations include the Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, and Air Assault Badge.

"The Top Guns battalion is saddened by this tragic loss of life," said Lt. Col. Samuel Linn, commander, 1-320th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team. "Our thoughts are with Spc. Grayer's friends, family and loved ones during this difficult time."

Police later arrested 22-year-old Adriam Hodge. He has been charged with homicide.

Police say there was a fight between the two men and an unnamed man when Hodge pulled out a gun and shot Grayer.

Hodge has a lengthy criminal history, according to Clarksville PD.