US Soldier Held in Iraq Contractor's Shooting Death

Contractor for Houston-based KBR shot to death, died at 8:30am
By Mat Probasco,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 14, 2009 5:33 AM CDT
A US soldier in Tikrit, Iraq, where an American contractor was shot to death.   (Getty Images)

(Newser) – A US soldier is being held in the shooting death of a civilian contractor in Tikrit, Iraq, reports CNN. Houston-based military contractor KBR said the victim shot to death yesterday at Contingency Operating Base Speicher was an employee.