Military Recruiter Murder-Suicide

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Adam Arndt Shot High School Senior Michelle Miller Before Killing Himself -- WASHINGTON -- A military recruiter who police say fatally shot a teenage girl he signed up for the Army Reserves before committing suicide was a nine-year veteran who had served overseas, the Army said Tuesday. Staff Sgt. Adam Arndt, 31, was found dead of a gunshot wound Monday morning inside his Germantown, Md., home. Also dead was Michelle Miller, 17, a senior at Rockville High School. Police believe Arndt fatally shot Miller, who was signed up to enter the Army Reserves after graduation, before killing himself. A handgun was found at the home, police said. Miller's father, Kevin Miller, told The Associated Press on Monday night that he had not met Arndt but that his daughter had seemed "a little smitten with this guy." He said she met him about four or five months ago. Kevin Miller said his daughter left their Rockville home Sunday night, saying somebody in her platoon was suicidal. He said she stopped responding to his calls and text messages. Army recruiters are barred from fraternizing with recruits, a restriction that includes dating, inviting recruits to their homes or having any kind of personal relationship that would place undue influence on a recruit, said Kathleen Welker, a spokeswoman for the U.S. Army Recruiting Command.

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