Army special agents are investigating the shooting of an Air Force civilian contractor from Fairborn who later died from wounds suffered in a non-combat related incident in Afghanistan, military authorities said Tuesday.
Christina S. Maddock, 27, died Sunday at Landstuhl Regional Medical Center, a U.S. military hospital in Germany after the Feb. 13 incident at Camp Arena, Afghanistan, according to authorities.
Maddock was a field service representative with Intelligent Software Solutions, a Colorado Springs, Colo.-headquartered software development and system analysis company. She was a 2003 Fairborn High School and 2009 Wright State University graduate. She also served as a second lieutenant with the 123rd Air Control Squadron in the Ohio Air National Guard in Blue Ash, near Cincinnati.
Her death did not appear to be a suicide, according to Army Maj. Adam N. Wojack, a NATO International Security Assistance Force spokesman in Kabul.
Army Criminal Investigation Command spokesman Chris Grey in Quantico, Va., said an investigation could take weeks or longer.
“Our (investigative) special agents won’t make a final determination until a thorough, complete investigation is conducted,” he said. “Aside from that, we are not releasing any information at this time to protect the integrity of the case.”
Maddock deployed to Afghanistan in mid-January for a one-year assignment to support NATO International Security Assistance Force operations, according to her employer. She joined the company in November.
Family members traveled to Germany after the incident. Additional information on funeral services was not available Tuesday.
Friends remembered her as a smiling, happy-go-lucky and helpful person who spent four years in high school in the Air Force Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps.
Maddock graduated from WSU with a bachelor of arts degree in mass communication.
Liberty Tax Service will donate $5 to the family’s expenses for every tax return filed through the end of February, according to Michael G. Maxwell, the tax filing firm’s marketing manager in Fairborn. Donations also may be made at the company’s local offices throughout the Miami Valley, he said.
Delta Tau Delta, a WSU fraternity, has raised about $5,000 to help the family defray travel and funeral expenses in an ongoing fundraising effort, according Kameron T. Smith, 23, a friend of Maddock and a fraternity member.
James “Jimmy” Maddock, Christina Maddock’s brother, is the president-elect of the fraternity, Smith said.