Army Was Investigating Fort Lee-Based Officer, 26, Who Prayed Moments Before Shooting Self in Head

Gun Range Owner Haunted by Recent Suicide on Premise

WTVR, July 23, 2012

Army 2ndLt. James R. Cho, of Lagrange, Ill., shot himself in the head July 18, 20112, inside an off base shooting range. Cho, 26, was reportedly was the subject of an Army investigation for an unspecified crime.

COLONIAL HEIGHTS, Va. (WTVR)–The owner of The Smoking Gun pistol range didn’t want to appear on TV, but he did want to set the record straight about the suicide inside his business five days ago. 

It’s a death that he says has made it hard to sleep at night.

It began with the sound of gunshots inside a shooting range. It’s safe to say it’s common to hear that sound there, but a shot last week still haunts the range owner.

“I yelled, ‘Lieutenant!” he said. “’You have five minutes,’ but he didn’t acknowledge me.”

Second Lieutenant James Cho, an Army Reserve officer was dead.  The gunshot wound to the head was later determined to be a suicide.  The Smoking Gun’s owner says Cho was in a position that he’ll never forget

“It appeared as if he was praying, trying to make peace with god, I guess.”

Sources tell CBS 6 Cho was under an Army investigation for an alleged criminal act but wouldn’t give further details. 

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