FORT RILEY, Kan. | A 22-year-old Black Hawk man has died from a gunshot wound at Fort Riley Army Base in Kansas.
Spc. Richard "Brennan" Cox died at Stormont Vail Hospital in Topeka, Kan., on Wednesday after suffering a gunshot wound Sunday at the base, according to an Army news release. Fort Riley is approximately 70 miles west of Topeka.
“The troopers of the squadron mourn the loss of Spc. Cox,” Lt. Col. Brian Gilbert said in the release. “We will continue to support the family during this time of grief and will honor Spc. Cox’s memory and contributions to the unit.”
The circumstances of the shooting have not been released, and the incident remains under investigation by the Fort Riley Criminal Investigation Command office.
Cox joined the Army in July 2013 and arrived at Fort Riley in October 2013. He deployed to Kuwait in June 2014 and South Korea in October 2016.
His awards include the Army Commendation Medal, Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Expeditionary Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Korea Defense Service Medal and Army Service Ribbon.