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Fayetteville police: Soldier shot girlfriend, himself

Posted May 13, 2011

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— A man wounded in a fatal Thursday shooting at a Fayetteville apartment was identified Friday as a Fort Bragg soldier, police said.

Stephanie Thompson, 24, was killed in the shooting at the Summertime Apartments, at 6539 Jeffrey Drive, police said.

Michael Lloyd Williams, 46, was wounded and was listed in critical condition Friday at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center, police said.

Williams, who was assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division at Fort Bragg, had been romantically involved with Thompson for seven years, police said.

Investigators have determined that Williams shot Thompson several times before turning the gun on himself, police said.

No charges have been filed in the case.

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  • lorawatson May 17, 2011

    He shot his girlfriend several times, and NO charges have been filed?

  • affirmativediversity May 13, 2011

    Seems like a lot of Fort Bragg Soldiers are making the news lately. per Glock23

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    Its no more or less likely that a soldier from Ft. Bragg will be the victim or perpetrator of a crime in Fayetteville than an auto worker in Detroit.

  • Ihatexray May 13, 2011

    Umm... involved with her for 7 years? So at 39, he was dating a 17yr old? Gee I wonder how THAT relationship went wrong!

  • Glock23 May 13, 2011

    Seems like a lot of Fort Bragg Soldiers are making the news lately.