EL PASO, Texas (AP) - A U.S. Army soldier has died after shooting himself in the chestduring a standoff with local police.
Twenty-four-year-old Robert Nichols shot himself Monday night,El Paso Police spokesman Mike Baranyay said. He was taken toWilliam Beaumont Army Medical Center at Fort Bliss where he laterdied.
Baranyay said police went to Nichols' northeast El Paso homeafter getting a call about a suicide in progress. After officersheard several gunshots from inside the home, Nichols came out andlater shot himself as police looked on.
Details of Nichols' Army service were not immediately available.Fort Bliss officials said military authorities have investigatedthree other suspected suicides involving soldiers from the postthis year.
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Austin Police are looking for a missing woman.
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