- Associated Press - Monday, May 16, 2016

LITTLE ROCK, Ark. (AP) - One of the soldiers shot outside a Little Rock Army recruiting center in 2009 has been arrested after threatening police officers while intoxicated.

Quinton Ezeagwula, 25, is charged with two counts of terroristic threatening, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette (https://bit.ly/1qnDcuY ) reported. An arrest report says the former private was arrested Saturday after he refused to leave a McDonald’s in Little Rock around 11:30 p.m.

An officer said that when police arrived, Ezeagwula was yelling and acting aggressive. He smelled of alcohol, and his girlfriend told police that he’d been drinking. Ezeagwula told officers he would “break their necks” and threatened to hurt them once his handcuffs were removed.

Ezeagwula was released from Pulaski County jail on a more than $5,000 bond. The newspaper’s attempts to reach him were unsuccessful. It wasn’t immediately clear if he has a lawyer.

In June 2009, Ezeagwula was wounded in his back, head and buttocks when Abdulhakim Mujahid Muhammad opened fire at the Little Rock Army-Navy Career Center.

He and Pvt. William Andrew Long, 23, had stepped outside the recruiting center to smoke. Long was killed in the incident.

Muhammad is serving a life sentence in prison after being convicted of capital murder and attempted capital murder in 2011.

The two victims were awarded Purple Hearts in a ceremony at the state Capitol last summer after a federal law that only allowed military members injured or killed in fighting on foreign soil to receive the honor was altered.


Information from: Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, https://www.arkansasonline.com

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