WNY Soldier Killed in Afghanistan

March 27, 2012 Updated Mar 27, 2012 at 7:02 PM EDT

By John Borsa

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March 27, 2012 Updated Mar 27, 2012 at 7:02 PM EDT

BUFFALO, NY (WKBW) - The family of Sgt. William R. Wilson III was informed Monday evening that the Getzville man was shot and killed in Afghanistan earlier in the day.

Wilson, 27, was shot by a member of a local Afghan police force.

Wilson recently visited his family in Western New York and made the following Facebook post on March 12:

"Just wanted to thank all the fam and friends back home for a great time on leave. Sorry I wasn't able to see some, but I'll catch you next time. Really had a blast and looking forward to the summer. Thanks! Slowly making my way back to the boys!"

Eyewitness News has been in touch with the Wilson family, and will have more on this WNY soldier.