An active duty soldier at Fort Bragg was charged with attempted murder Wednesday, according to the Scotland County Sheriff’s Office.

Eric Jerrod Davis, 24, of Fort Bragg, was charged with attempted first degree murder and shooting into an occupied dwelling.

The alleged crime took place on June 9 around 3 a.m. at a home on Old Wire Road in Laurel Hill.

“Prior to law enforcement response, Davis reportedly arrived at the victims place of residence in his personal vehicle,” said officials. “Davis was reportedly armed with a shot gun and wearing his military issued ballistic gear which included his ballistic vest. Davis allegedly opened fire on the victim with the intent to allegedly kill the victim.”

A bystander returned gunfire, shooting the suspect, said the sheriff’s office. Davis fled the scene and was in a vehicle accident.

Davis was transported to an area hospital and “remains in a critical state and highly unstable,” said officials.

Davis was reportedly an active duty soldier, enlisted E-4 Specialist, with the US Army, and serving at the 221st HHC Unit at Fort Bragg.


Photo from Scotland County Sheriff’s Office.

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