Clarksville soldier charged after homicide, officer shot - WKRN News 2

Clarksville soldier charged after homicide, officer shot

Posted: Updated: March 16, 2012 7:06 PM CDT
Frederic Moses, 26, was fatally injured after being shot. Frederic Moses, 26, was fatally injured after being shot.
Benjamin Schweitzer, 26, was charged Friday with criminal homicide following a shooting Thursday left one dead and a Clarksville police officer injured. Benjamin Schweitzer, 26, was charged Friday with criminal homicide following a shooting Thursday left one dead and a Clarksville police officer injured.
CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. -

The Tennessee Bureau of Investigation has charged a Clarksville soldier with one count of criminal homicide following a shooting Thursday left one dead and a Clarksville police officer injured.

Benjamin Schweitzer, 26, was treated and released from an area hospital overnight after being injured by law enforcement gunfire and booked into the Montgomery County jail.

At approximately 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Clarksville police received a phone call from a resident on Quicksilver Drive who reported there was a man bleeding on her front porch.

When officers arrived, they found the victim, who has been identified as Sergeant First Class Frederic Moses, deceased and followed a trail of blood back inside Schweitzer's home located next door.

There, officers made entry and found Schweitzer locked in a bedroom.

Officers made entrance into the bedroom and Schweitzer opened fired.  One officer and Schweitzer received minor injuries.

The officer was treated and released from Gateway Medical Center in Clarksville.

The TBI is currently investigating the officer involved shooting aspect of the incident and will turn the case file over to the District Attorney General for review at completion.

It is possible that Schweitzer will face additional charges.

Authorities said that Schweitzer and Moses were both assigned to 5th Special Forces Group (Airborne) at Fort Campbell.

Moses joined the Army in 2004 and completed four deployments overseas.

The 26-year-old is survived by his parents, two sisters and two brothers.

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