BAFB airman killed in Bossier City shooting

Tech. Sgt. Joshua L. Kidd joined the Air Force in March 2008

Bossier City neighborhood mourns slain Barksdale Air Force Base airman

BARKSDALE AFB, LA (KSLA) - Barksdale Air Force Base has released comments on the death of Tech. Sgt. Joshua L. Kidd, who was shot Tuesday outside of his Bossier home.

Kidd, 30, was declared dead at the scene by Bossier City firefighters Tuesday morning.

“The loss of an airman in such a tragic event is a devastating blow to our team,” Col. Michael Miller, 2nd Bomb Wing commander, said in a news release. “We ask that you keep TSgt Kidd’s family and friends in your thoughts as we work through this extremely difficult time.”

Tech Sgt. Joshua L. Kidd joined the Air Force in March 2008. He worked as a loading standardization crew chief.
Tech Sgt. Joshua L. Kidd joined the Air Force in March 2008. He worked as a loading standardization crew chief. (Source: Official U.S. Air Force photo)

Kidd joined the Air Force in March 2008. He was a loading standardization crew chief.

“Tech. Sgt. Joshua Kidd was an integral member of our team,” 2nd Maintenance Group deputy commander Lt. Col. Steven Shepan said in a news release. “We are deeply saddened by the loss of one of our own. Our heartfelt condolences go out to his family, friends and co-workers during this especially difficult time.”

Kidd previously was stationed at Osan Air Base in Korea and Spangdahlem Air Base in Germany.

Barksdale was his fourth assignment.

The investigation into Kidd’s death is ongoing. His death marks the first homicide of the year in Bossier City.

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