Police Say Special Operations Staff Sergeant From Fort Bragg Pointed Handgun at Them Before They Opened Fire

Police Shoot Fort Bragg Soldier Wielding Handgun in Middlecreek Neighborhood

Fayetteville Observer
by Nancy McCleary and Michael Futch, May 5, 2012

A Fort Bragg special operations soldier carrying a handgun was shot by Fayetteville police who confronted him around 3 a.m. outside a home in the Middlecreek neighborhood, according to the Police Department.

The unidentified staff sergeant is in intensive care this afternoon, said police Sgt. Gary Womble.

Three police officers were dispatched to the 6500 block of Pacific Avenue after someone reported shots fired in the neighborhood. The officers found the soldier standing in a driveway, Womble said. As they approached him, they told him to “show his hands,” Womble said.

“The man then raised a handgun in the direction of the officers,” Womble said in a statement. “One of the three officers fired on the suspect and wounded him.”

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