Soldier dead from apparent gunshot wound is identified
Web Producer: Mary Coleman
FORT HUACHUCA, Ariz. (KGUN9-TV) - Sgt. 1st Class Jose J. Algarin-Colon, 38, died Monday afternoon of an apparent gunshot wound at his off-post residence.
With more than 12 years of Army service, Algarin-Colon was a satellite communication systems operator-maintainer assigned to the Logistics Directorate (G-4) at the Network Enterprise Technology Command/9th Signal Corps.
"Our heartfelt condolences go out to the family and friends of Sgt. 1st Class Jose Algarin-Colon. He was a valued member of this command, and he will be missed by all those who knew and worked beside him. Together, we will get through this, and we will emerge stronger as an Army family," said Maj. Gen. Jennifer Napper, NETCOM/9th SC (A) commanding general.
On Tuesday morning, Algarin-Colon had been arrested by military police for bringing a loaded weapon in to Greely Hall, a large headquarters and office building on Fort Huachuca. He was released to his unit and escorted to his residence.
His death is being investigated by the Fort Huachuca Army Criminal Investigation Division. Because this is an active case, no additional information can be released until the investigation is completed.