Sunday, May 13, 2012

U.S. Army Staff Sergeant shot by police officer dies

Fayetteville, NC - A soldier shot after an alleged confrontation with three Fayetteville police officers died on Saturday. Twenty-seven-year-old U.S. Army Staff Sergeant Mark Lewis Salazar died at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, Fayetteville police said Sunday.

The shooting happened around 3 a.m. on May 5 when police responded to calls of shots being fired in the 6500 block of Pacific Avenue.

The three arriving officers spotted Salazar standing in the driveway of 6505 Pacific Avenue. Police said he had a handgun.

Salazar was wounded and taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center where he had been listed in critical but stable condition.

The details of his death were not released.

The three officers involved were placed on administrative leave with pay and are identified as James Tart, Michael Bohannon, and Chase Robinson. Tart has 17 years of service, Bohannon has six, and Robinson has been on the force for three years.

The Fayetteville Police department said the officers gave several commands for Salazar to drop the gun but said one officer shot Salazar when he had allegedly raised his weapon.

Salazar was assigned to the U.S. Army Special Operations Command.

The shooting remains under investigation by the State Bureau of Investigation.


Anonymous said...

Another beaner who was "spicing out," and the police put a stop to it.

Anonymous said...

they name all the officers

thats goofy

Anonymous said...

I knew ssgt. Mark Salazar personally, he served with my husband. He was a good honest loyal man and this is so out of character for him. As the news reports come rolling in the story changes. REST IN PEACE MARK.

Anonymous said...


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Anonymous said...

shit on the gun

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Anonymous said...

"Another beaner who was "spicing out," and the police put a stop to it."

Obviously you don't know him. He was a beautiful person and you would wish for so many people to stand up for you in your wrongful death.

I love you Sal! We miss you.

Anonymous said...

Quite frankly I will never have a "wrongful death" like that because I will never pull a gun on a police officer.