Fayetteville police: Man kills woman, self

Warren Cummings, III (Fayetteville Police Department)
October 7, 2011 2:56:57 PM PDT
Authorities in Fayetteville are investigating a murder-suicide.

Police told ABC11 Thursday that they received a 911 call just after 8 a.m. about a man kidnapping a female soldier that had a restraining order against him.

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The woman was at her friend's house on Icurus Circle, where she had been staying for the past several weeks, when the man showed up.

"Apparently, it appears that a male suspect broke into a home and ... kidnapped her ... drove away," said Gavin McRoberts, a spokesman for the Fayetteville Police Department. "At that point the Fayetteville Police Department put out a BOLO - Be On The Lookout - order."

Police started looking for the suspect's vehicle - a dark colored Chevy SUV. A Fayetteville police officer later learned that the suspect had some connection to the Woodstream Apartments and spotted the man's vehicle around 9 a.m. on Woodstream Trail off Cliffdale Road not far from Skibo Road.

The man and woman were sitting inside the car when the man opened fire at the officer.

"At some point the suspect opened fire on the police officer," McRoberts said. "The police officer then retreated to a point of safety."

Investigators said the officer did not return fire and the suspect headed back to his vehicle.

"It appears at this time, the suspect had turned the gun on his wife ... or shot the female before turning the gun on himself and shooting himself," McRoberts said.

The man is identified as 30-year-old Warren Cummings, III. The name of the woman has not been released pending next of kin notification.

It is unclear if the couple were married or in a relationship. However, authorities said the woman was a member of Fort Bragg's Special Operations Command, known as USASOC.

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