Sheriff's office releases name of soldier killed

October 28, 2009 1:08:02 PM PDT
Cumberland County Sheriff's detectives have released the name of a soldier who was shot and killed Monday in Spring Lake.Spc. Christopher Bridges-Mitchell, 21, was assigned to an Army support unit at Fort Bragg. He was shot at a home on Alden Street; detectives are still investigating the circumstances surrounding the shooting.

Mitchell was from Oakland, California. He served with the 364th Quartermaster Company, 189th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion (CSSB), 82nd Sustainment Brigade.

"Specialist Bridges-Mitchell was a dedicated soldier and an exceptional young man that had a bright future. Our heartfelt thoughts, prayers and condolences are now with Chris' family and with the Army family with whom he served here at Fort Bragg," offered Lt. Col. Robert A. DeLacy, commander, 189th CSSB.

A memorial service for Bridges-Mitchell is yet to be determined.

Bridges-Mitchell's death is currently under investigation by Fayetteville law enforcement officials.

Three other men also were wounded in the incident. They are identified as 28-year-old Norman V. Brown and 26-year-old Tony Brown, both residents of the Alden Street home and 31-year-old LaQuan Demar Whitted of Fayetteville.

Anyone with information about the shooting can contact the Cumberland County Sheriff's Office at (910) 323-1500 or call the TIPSLINE at 484-TIPS (8477).

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