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Fort Bliss soldier is shot dead ‘by his 13-year-old stepson after assaulting the boy’s mother’

Fort Bliss soldier, 31, is shot dead ‘by his 13-year-old stepson with his own gun after assaulting the boy’s mother’

  • Sgt 1st Class Allan Edwards, 31, was shot multiple times and killed, allegedly by his 13-year-old stepson, at family’s home in El Paso 
  • Police say the juvenile suspect saw Edwards assault his mother hours earlier 
  • The 13-year-old boy allegedly grabbed Edwards’ gun and shot him after he began arguing with his mother 
  • Edwards married the boy’s mother in March 2020, and the couple welcomed a baby daughter last July 
  • Edwards joined the US Army in 2008 and had one combat deployment to Afghanistan 

A US Army soldier stationed at Fort Bliss in Texas has been allegedly shot dead by his 13-year-old stepson with his own handgun, after police say the boy saw him assault his mother.

Sgt 1st Class Allan Edwards, 31, was found suffering from multiple gunshot wounds at La Mirada Apartments in the 10500 block of McCombs Street in El Paso on Sunday night. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

Edwards’ 13-year-old stepson was taken into custody and turned over to the Juvenile Probation Department, but he has yet to be charged in connection with his stepfather’s death.

The soldier was killed with his own handgun

Sgt 1st Class Allan Edwards (left and right), 31, was shot  and killed, allegedly by his 13-year-old stepson, at the family’s home in El Paso. The soldier was killed with his own handgun 

Edwards was found dead at La Mirada Apartments in the 10500 block of McCombs Street in El Paso on Sunday night

Edwards was found dead at La Mirada Apartments in the 10500 block of McCombs Street in El Paso on Sunday night 

He has not been named because he is a juvenile.

Investigators with the El Paso Police Department said that Edwards had assaulted the boy’s mother hours earlier away from home, and the teen witnessed the violence, reported KFOX14.

When the family returned home later that evening, and Edwards began arguing with his wife, her son grabbed the soldier’s gun and shot him, according to police.

Edwards, a native of Tennessee, joined the US Army in 2008 and had one combat deployment to Afghanistan. He had been at Fort Bliss since March 2014, reported El Paso Times.

According to his Facebook profile, Edwards was a Division Master Gunner with the 1st Armored Division.

Police say the juvenile suspect saw Edwards assault his mother hours earlier

When the family came home and the soldier began arguing with his wife, her son allegedly grabbed his stapdad's gun and shot him multiple times

Police say the juvenile suspect saw Edwards assault his mother hours earlier. When the family came home and the soldier began arguing with his wife, her son allegedly grabbed his stepdad’s gun and shot him multiple times 

Edwards married his wife a year ago, and the newlywed couple welcomed a baby daughter last July

Edwards married his wife a year ago, and the newlywed couple welcomed a baby daughter last July

‘Sgt. 1st Class Allan Edwards gave 100 percent daily to the team and his profession; his technical knowledge enhanced the capability of the division operations section,’ said Colonel Bryan Frizzelle, assistant chief of staff of operations in the 1st Armored Division.’

Social media posts suggest that Edwards married his wife a year ago, and the newlywed couple welcomed a baby daughter last July. 

Detectives with the Crimes Against Persons Unit and the Crimes Against Children Unit are leading the investigation into the killing.

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