A 1st Infantry Division soldier died Wednesday in Topeka, Kansas, Army officials said in a statement.
Spc. Richard Cox died at Stormont Vail Hospital after suffering a gunshot wound Sunday on Fort Riley, Kansas.
Cox was an indirect fire infantryman with A Troop, 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division.
“The troopers of the squadron mourn the loss of Spc. Cox,” said Lt. Col. Brian Gilbert, the squadron commander, in a statement. “We will continue to support the family during this time of grief and will honor Spc. Cox’s memory and contributions to the unit.”
Cox, 22, 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.
Cox’s home of record is Black Hawk, South Dakota.
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.
The incident remains under investigation by the Fort Riley Criminal Investigation Command office.