Fort Gordon authorities released the following information Thursday afternoon.
Hodges Family Statement
(Sent on behalf of Mr. Fred Hodges, father of Christopher Michael Hodges)
This unspeakable tragedy has left us shaken, saddened and wrought with questions that we will never have answers to.
Our deepest and most heartfelt sympathies are with the family and friends of Officer James D. Paugh and all who are affected by this tragic event.
Those who knew and loved our son Christopher Michael Hodges are aware that he has never demonstrated any behavior that would indicate a capacity to carry out such an act.
We respectfully ask for privacy and understanding in dealing with this extremely painful family matter.
Mr. Fred Hodges