Man wanted in connection with Fort Hood criminal investigation fatally shoots self, Killeen police say

Attorney for family of Vanessa Guillen says he was the suspect in soldier's disappearance

SAN ANTONIO – A person wanted in connection to a Fort Hood criminal investigation has died after he shot himself early Wednesday.

The Killeen Police Department said officers located him around 1:30 a.m. in the 4700 block of East Rancier Avenue. When they attempted to make contact with the man, he fired the gun at himself. He died from the self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Later Wednesday, an attorney for the family of missing Fort Hood soldier Vanessa Guillen said she believes that suspect is tied to Guillen’s disappearance.

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Natalie Khawam, the attorney for the Guillen family, identified the man as Aaron David Robinson.

“As we understand there are two suspects in custody and one killed himself,” Kahwam said during a news conference hours after the man’s apparent suicide.

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Guillen, a private first class, was last seen on April 22.

Khawam said partial human remains found near Leon River in Bell County on Tuesday are believed to be Guillen’s.

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Last month, Army officials said they suspect foul play in her disappearance. The Army also said they launched a probe into sexual harassment allegations after Guillen’s family said she was harassed by one of her sergeants.

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