Soldier charged with murder

FAYETTEVILLE Joseph Michael Tancredi, 19, is charged with first-degree murder. He's in the Cumberland County Jail with no bond.

Tancredi is a soldier with the United States Army, assigned to D-Company, 2nd Battalion, 504 Parachute Infantry Regiment on Ft. Bragg.

Detectives say Brown was a homeless man who was found shot in the head just after midnight in a parking lot at 223 Eastern Boulevard.

Detectives have not given a motive for the alleged killing.

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