Woman faces federal charges for shooting ex-husband on Fort Leonard Wood post

Published: Oct. 5, 2022 at 1:42 PM CDT|Updated: Oct. 6, 2022 at 12:25 PM CDT
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FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (KY3) - Investigators say a domestic dispute led to a shooting at a home at Fort Leonard Wood.

Katara Redale Hamilton faces an assault with intent to murder charge.

Investigators say Hamilton’s former spouse, who is an active duty army soldier, called 911 shortly before 11 p.m. on October 4 to report that Hamilton was at his residence, carrying a handgun and demanding to see their seven-year-old child.  The 911 dispatch operator noted she could hear a female voice yelling in the background, and the 911 call lasted approximately six minutes before the line disconnected.

At approximately 11:04 p.m., an active-duty military police officer arrived at a nearby residence.  The officer heard a gunshot and then ran toward the sound of the gunshot.  When the officer arrived at the residence, he noted that Hamilton was standing in the driveway with a handgun in her hand, and her former spouse was heard yelling, “help me, I’ve been shot, I’ve been shot!”  While the officer ordered Hamilton to the ground to handcuff her, her former spouse was lying on the ground in the driveway with an apparent gunshot wound to his left shoulder area.

The incident is under investigation by the Special Agents of the Department of the Army Criminal Investigation Division.

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