Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Fort Bragg Soldier shot and killed during traffic stop

Soldier Shot During Traffic Stop

December 20, 2011
Fayetteville Observer
A Fort Bragg soldier was fatally shot by sheriff's deputies in Hopewell, Va., on Saturday morning after allegedly firing on them during a traffic stop on Interstate 295, authorities said.

The soldier was identified as Pfc. Robert L. Henderson III, 21, of Reisterstown, Md. He was a supply clerk with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, according to Fort Bragg.

A Hopewell sheriff's deputy pulled over Henderson's 2000 Nissan Altima after estimating its speed at 100 mph, according to Virginia State Police. As the deputy approached the car, Henderson drove off but stopped about two miles further south in a travel lane of Interstate 295, police said.

Henderson got out and confronted the two deputies who had followed him, the Virginia State Police said.

"According to witnesses, the suspect shot at the two deputies, who returned fire striking the suspect," police said in a release.
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