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Ranger Regiment to decide whether weekend gunshots at JBLM lead to criminal charges

The Army has not yet determined whether to pursue criminal charges against the soldier who reportedly fired a gun several times into the air at Joint Base Lewis-McChord early Sunday.

The soldier serves in the 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment. It’s up to his chain of command to decide whether he will be disciplined.

Ranger Regiment spokeswoman Tracy Bailey said the Army is still investigating the incident.

The soldier reportedly fired a gun several times about 4:30 a.m. in a parking lot near the Ranger battalion barracks. Police encircled him and apprehended him about an hour later.