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Fort Bragg soldier accused of attempted first degree murder
LAURINBURG -- A Fort Bragg soldier is accused of trying to kill someone Sunday by shooting into a building in Scotland County, officials said.
Eric Jerrod Davis, 24, is charged with attempted first degree murder and shooting into an occupied dwelling, according to the Scotland County Sheriff's Office. He is a specialist in a Fort Bragg Army unit, according to a statement posted on the Facebook page of the office's Criminal Investigative Unit.
A Fort Bragg spokesman said Davis is a soldier in the 44th Medical Brigade.
Deputies were called to a house on the 4600 block of Old Wire Road in Laurel Hill about 3 a.m. Sunday, according to the statement that was posted Wednesday.
Davis reportedly had gone to the residence in his personal vehicle, the statement said. He had a shotgun and was wearing military-issued ballistic gear, including a bullet-resistant vest, it said.
The soldier is accused of opening fire with the intent to kill someone, according to the statement. Several other people were there, including one who shot Davis, the statement said.
Davis left and was involved in a single-vehicle wreck a short time later, the statement said.
"Deputies responded and assisted Davis," it said.
He was taken to a hospital, where he is in critical condition, according to the statement.
"Davis' long term medical situation is unknown at this time," the statement said.
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