Army soldier fatally shot in altercation with another soldier - MRCAESAR.COM



Saturday, 24 March 2018

Army soldier fatally shot in altercation with another soldier

The shooting occurred at a home outside of the Fort Bragg base.(CHRIS HONDROS/GETTY IMAGES)
An Army special operations soldier was fatally shot during an altercation with another elite soldier at a home outside Fort Bragg.
Authorities from the Cumberland County Sheriff’s office responded to the North Carolina residence shortly after 5:30 p.m. Wednesday to investigate reports of a shooting, according to ABC News.
Deputies discovered the victim, Sgt. 1st Class Mark Leshikar, dead on the scene. A senior defense official said the 33-year-old was a member of the 19th Special Forces Group, which is a National Guard Green Beret Unit.
Leshikar had reportedly just return from a vacation in Florida, which he enjoyed with another soldier and their families.
Upon his arrival, he was kicked out the Fayetteville home after getting into some sort of fight there.
Leshikar was let back inside by a child at the home and allegedly rushed at the other soldier with a screwdriver.
A spokesperson for the Army Special Operations Command would not confirm the identity of the shooter, telling ABC that it is an active duty soldier with the Special Missions Unit.
No charges have been filed in the case.

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