The Barksdale Airman killed in a stabbing outside a local nightclub has been identified.

Technical Sergeant Zechariah Casagranda, the assistant NCO in charge of 2nd Munitions Squadron line delivery, has been identified as the victim of the January 23rd fatal stabbing in the rear parking lot of Rockin Rodeo.

Lt. Col. James Hendrickson, 2nd MUNS commander issued the following statement:

The tragic loss of an Airman is a deep blow to the men and women of 2nd Munitions Squadron.  Our unit is a close group, and in times like this we stand by to support each other and the Airman's family and friends"

2nd Bomb Wing commander Colonel Kristin E. Goodwin said:

We are with his family, confident in the support our Barksdale community offers to all touched by this tragedy. We will continue to work with local authorities throughout their investigation,” said Barksdale will host a private memorial service in memory of Tech Sgt. Casagranda for his family and friends.

The stabbing allegedly happened in the back parking lot of the nightclub when two groups got into some sort of dispute. 21-year-old Benjamin Shaw is charged with 2nd degree murder.

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