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UPDATE: Soldier Dies After Hinesville Shootout; Identified

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A Fort Stewart soldier is dead after what authorities are calling a 'shootout' early Sunday morning. Officials say suspect Kyle Perry entered the home of Jeremias Ortiz, 25, in an attempted burglary. The home, located in the Colonial Parks Condos, is off-post. According to officers at the scene, Ortiz heard Perry enter the residence and went downstairs to investigate --- that's when shots were exchanged.

Update: The shooting suspect, Kyle Perry has been released from the hospital, authorities say. He now faces murder charges.

According to Major Thomas Cribbs a gunfight broke out between the two men and with bullets going through the walls into an adjoining apartment next door, a bullet hole was also found at the entrance to the home.  Investigators with Hinesville Police say Ortiz' wife was home at the time of the incident, but was not injured. Ortiz was pronounced dead late Sunday, and identified to the media early Monday morning.

Officials confirm to WSAV.com the suspect, Perry, faces multiple charges---including burglary and assault. Perry is being treated for his injuries.

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