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Police make arrest in Fort Bragg soldier's murder

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Adacia Bruton, 20, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Fort Bragg soldier Justin Moore. Adacia Bruton, 20, is charged with first-degree murder in the death of Fort Bragg soldier Justin Moore.
FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - Police made an arrest in the murder of a Fort Bragg soldier who was found shot to death at the Lake in the Pines apartment complex in Fayetteville on Wednesday.
Justin Moore, 21, was found dead on a landing in the breezeway of his apartment building on July 30.

Police identified the suspect in the case as Adacia Bruton, 20, of Pittsboro. She is also a Fort Bragg soldier and has been charged with first-degree murder.

Devin Derrick, who is a neighbor of Moore’s, said Moore had a roommate and a girlfriend who visited often, but after looking at Bruton’s booking photo he could not tell if Bruton was that girlfriend.


"I've met him maybe a couple of times," Derrick said.

So he had no solid theory about what could have led to the shooting.

It is unclear if Moore and Bruton worked closely together on Fort Bragg. Fayetteville’s police spokesman said the victim and suspect at least knew each other through a mutual acquaintance.

As Derrick and other neighbors wait for answers to their lingering questions, he is trying to shake off the uneasy feeling the shooting has left behind.

"I've spent nine months in Afghanistan. That's a war zone. Garrison environment is not supposed to be a war zone," Derrick said. "I have a wife and kid and for something like this to happen around the area that I live in, not to mention there's a lot of other children that walk around and play in these halls - it bothers me."

Bruton was in jail late Friday without a set bond.

Moore’s unit on Fort Bragg is planning a memorial service to honor him. The details have not been finalized.

Moore, who was assigned as a water treatment specialist with the 189th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 82nd Sus. Bde., joined the Army in 2011. His awards and decorations include Army Good Conduct Medal, National Defense Service Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal and Army Service Ribbon.


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