Army Identifies Man Accused of Killing Fellow Spartan Brigade Soldier

December 16, 2022Noelle Wiehe
Spartan Brigade soldier

Spc. Shay A. Wilson, a 28-year-old infantryman, is charged with one count of murder under Article 118 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice, for the shooting death of Sgt. Nathan Hillman on Dec. 12, 2022, the Army said Friday, Dec. 16, 2022. Composite by Coffee or Die Magazine.

The suspect in the shooting death of a Fort Stewart soldier is one of the victim’s fellow “Spartan Brigade” soldiers.

The Army said Friday, Dec. 16, that it had charged Spc. Shay A. Wilson, a 28-year-old infantryman, with one count of murder under Article 118 of the Uniform Code of Military Justice. Officials said Wilson killed Sgt. Nathan M. Hillman, a chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear specialist, with a single gunshot from a privately owned weapon.

Both soldiers were assigned to the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, which is known as the Spartan Brigade. The shooting took place at the brigade’s compound. After shooting Hillman, Wilson was overtaken by other soldiers, officials said.

Wilson was arrested by Fort Stewart law enforcement. No motive has yet been released.

Spartan Brigade soldier

Fort Stewart officials say emergency services responded to a report of a shooting at the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team compound at 9:57 a.m. on Monday and arrived on the scene at 10:04 a.m. US Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Jason Hull.

Fort Stewart officials said emergency services responded to a report of a shooting at the 2ABCT compound at 9:57 a.m. on Monday and arrived on the scene at 10:04 a.m.

Hillman, 30, a native of Plum, Pennsylvania, enlisted in the Army in 2015 and had been at the 2ABCT since July 2021. He was awarded two Army Commendation Medals and two Army Achievement Medals during his service. He also earned the Air Assault Badge.

Wilson, a native of Cambria Heights, New York, has no deployments and no awards or decorations, officials said.

Emergency services on Fort Stewart continue to probe the incident.

Coffee or Die Magazine will continue to provide updates as they become available.

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Noelle Wiehe
Noelle Wiehe

Noelle is a former staff writer for Coffee or Die through a fellowship from Military Veterans in Journalism. She has a bachelor’s degree in journalism and interned with the US Army Cadet Command. Noelle also worked as a civilian journalist covering several units, including the 75th Ranger Regiment on Fort Benning, before she joined the military as a public affairs specialist.

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