Nicholas Bobo: Highly-decorated army paratrooper, 22, shot dead outside North Carolina apartment, suspect at large

The cops revealed that Nicholas Bobo was suffering from multiple gunshot wounds and died on the spot

Nicholas Bobo: Highly-decorated army paratrooper, 22, shot dead outside North Carolina apartment, suspect at large
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FAYETTEVILLE, NORTH CAROLINA: A 22-year-old paratrooper in the Army’s 82nd Airborne Division based at Fort Bragg was shot outside of his apartment in North Carolina. Sgt Nicholas Bobo, 22, of Cordova, Tennessee, was killed on September 13 at 11 pm, said Fayetteville police.

According to the publication, KHON 2, shots were heard near Bobo’s apartment as officers revealed they responded to a call from 900 block of Enclave Dr. The cops revealed that Bobo was suffering from multiple gunshot wounds outside his apartment when they arrived at the scene. He succumbed to the injuries and died on the spot. The Army sergeant is survived by wife, daughter and his parents. No arrests have been made in the case, so far.
 
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Officials in a release from the 82nd Airborne Division stated that Bobo was an automated logistical specialist. He was assigned to the 407th Brigade Support Battalion. He joined the Army in 2018 and arrived at Fort Bragg in 2019. Speaking of his awards and decorations, Bobo was given the Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Army Service Ribbon, and the Army Parachutist Badge, along with Driver Mechanic Badge-Driver Wheeled Vehicle, and Marksmanship Qualification Badge Expert-Carbine.

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Speaking of the incident, investigators said that the paratrooper’s vehicle was taken after the shooting. According to them, it was not a random attack. KHON 2 reported that the shooting incident is currently under investigation by Army Criminal Investigation Command and the Fayetteville Police Department.

In an earlier incident that occurred in March 2021, an army sergeant was shot dead after a short-sighted soldier, who had not put his lenses on, shot him thinking he was aiming at a wooden target, a military inquiry has found. The blunder happened in Wales, UK on March 1, 2021, on an Army rifle range in Pembrokeshire, claiming the life of Gavin Hillier, from the Welsh Guards.

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A service inquiry report claimed that the squaddie referred to as Guardsman 1, had such poor eyesight that he initially refused to enter the range and was only allowed to enter being issued with corrective lenses and reassessed. The report stated that because of the rules of medical confidence, Army medics could not inform Guardsman 1's chain of command that he needed to wear glasses.

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