28-year-old soldier charged with murder in shooting of sergeant at Fort Stewart
Stars and Stripes December 16, 2022
WASHINGTON – A 28-year-old soldier accused of gunning down another soldier earlier this week at Fort Stewart, Ga., has been charged with murder, Army officials said Friday.
Spc. Shay A. Wilson -- an infantryman assigned to the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division at Fort Stewart – was identified by service officials as the shooter who killed Sgt. Nathan M. Hillman on Monday morning at the Army post.
Army investigators have yet to provide any details about what led to the killing of Hillman, 30, a chemical, biological and nuclear specialist who had served a tour of duty in Afghanistan.
“Wilson allegedly shot Sgt. Nathan M. Hillman once with a privately owned weapon,” the 3rd Infantry Division said in a statement issued Friday. “Wilson was quickly subdued by other soldiers in the immediate area. He was apprehended by Fort Stewart law enforcement at the scene and transferred to the Department of the Army Criminal Investigation Division’s custody.”
Officials also said Wilson is charged with one count of murder under Article 118 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice.
Wilson is from Cambria Heights, N.Y., and has no deployments, no awards and no decorations, the Army said.
A native of Pennsylvania, Hillman joined the 3rd Infantry Division 17 months ago. The Army has not said how long Wilson had been at the base, which is located 200 miles southeast of downtown Atlanta.
“Nathan is so extremely missed beyond words,” Hillman’s mother Tina wrote in a social media post after the shooting. “I loved my son beyond words and would gladly take his place.”
Corey Dickstein contributed to this report