Soldier kills officer, wounds self

FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. — Military officials at Fort Bragg have confirmed that a soldier shot and killed his superior officer before shooting and wounding himself.

Fort Bragg officials have not released the identities of the officer or the shooter, or a motive for Thursday’s shooting at the North Carolina military installation.


The alleged shooter was in custody.

Public Affairs officer Colonel Kevin Arata said the soldiers are from the 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade.

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A third soldier who was wounded is out of the hospital.

Officials say Specialist Michael E. Latham, 22, of Vacaville, Calif., has been released from Womack Army Medical Center.

Latham suffered a minor, nonlife-threatening wound.


Fort Bragg is home to the 82d Airborne Division, the 18th Airborne Corps, and Special Operations Forces.

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