Fort Bliss soldier accused of shooting, killing fellow soldier at their East EP apartment

EL PASO, Texas - Officials at Fort Bliss tell ABC-7 the men involved in a deadly shooting in Far East El Paso this past Friday are soldiers stationed on post. 

Police charged Joe Cabral, 20, with murder and booked into the county jail on a $1,000,000 bond. Fort Bliss officials tell ABC-7 Cabral is a private first class with the 2nd Brigade Combat Team. Cabral allegedly shot and killed Pfc. Zachary S. McGuire, 21, of the same BCT, officials said. 

The shooting was reported by police shortly before 5 p.m. Friday, February 23, 2018.

Police say the victim was shot and killed inside one of the units at the Dos Santos Apartments. Police said the men had recently moved into the apartment and Cabral shot McGuire during an argument. 

Cabral remained at the scene until investigators arrived, police officials said.



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