LACKLAND, Texas — A man killed in a murder-suicide last week on a Texas Air Force Base was an Iowa State University graduate.
Lt. Col. William Schroeder was shot and killed by Steven Bellino last Friday. Bellino then turned the gun on himself.
The facility is best known as Lackland Air Force Base. The men were found dead inside an office at the training squadron headquarters, CNN reports. Two Glock pistols were found.
No motive has been offered and no details have been released on the relationship, if any, between the two men. The press release referred to the incident as “workplace violence.” The sheriff’s office said in a tweet that the investigation has been passed to Lackland authorities and federal investigators.
Schroeder graduated from Iowa State with a degree in meteorology in 1999 before joining the Air Force, where he earned several medals, including a Bronze Star.
He is originally from South Dakota.
An online fundraiser has been set up for the Schroeder’s family: His wife Abby and two sons Noah, 7, and Mason, 3.