Soldier killed in Long County shooting identified

(FORT STEWART, Ga.) – Spc. Hunter Kelly, 20, 3rd Infantry Division, a Fort Stewart soldier is dead and another soldier, Spc. Peter Petri, 25, is charged with involuntary manslaughter and reckless conduct after a shooting in a Long County home Saturday.

Kelly listed Sparks, Nevada as his home of record. A cavalry scout, he entered active duty in August 2013. Kelly’s awards and decorations include the National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terror Service Medal and the Army Service Ribbon. He had no deployments.

Petri, also assigned to the 3rd ID, remains innocent until proven guilty in a court of law. A cavalry scout, Petri entered active duty in February 2012 and was assigned to the unit in November 2014. He deployed to Afghanistan in 2012.

Military officials are cooperating with the Georgia Bureau of Investigation and Long County law enforcement in the investigation.

The thoughts and prayers of the 3rd ID and Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield are with the families and friends affected by this incident. Installation support services, including counselors and chaplains, have been provided to the unit.

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