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Fayetteville murder-suicide victim was Bragg soldier

Posted October 9, 2011

— The U.S. Army released the name Sunday evening of a soldier stationed at Fort Bragg who was shot to death in an apparent murder-suicide in Fayetteville last week.

Sgt. Catalina Ruiz, 27, of Phoenix, Ariz., was a supply sergeant with the 112th Signal Battalion.

Police believe that Warren Cummings III, 30, of the 400 block of Woodstream Trail, kidnapped Ruiz on Oct. 6 from an apartment where she had been staying on Icarus Circle.

A couple hours later, a police officer spotted the car Cummings was driving in the Woodstream apartment complex off Cliffdale Road. Cummings then saw the officer, fired shots at him and then shot and killed Ruiz and himself inside the car.

Investigators said Ruiz had a restraining order against Cummings. Their relationship was not disclosed. 


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  • bench Oct 10, 10:49 a.m.

    @DisabledVet - Why do people feel that they have to kill their victim along with themselves?

    Unstable, immature people always blame someone else for their problems. "It's all your fault for not loving me as much as I love you" And there's always the classic childish response to failure: "If I can't have her, nobody is going to have her".

    Many human failures go back to one of our main weaknesses: Our bodies mature well before our brains and emotions do.

  • Bartmeister Oct 10, 8:32 a.m.

    Well a restrainer order was in place means there were warning signs ahead of time.

  • Disabled Vet Oct 10, 8:15 a.m.

    Why do people feel that they have to kill their victim along with themselves? I have never been able to figure that one out.