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Second man charged in shooting that wounded Bragg soldier

Posted September 18, 2015

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— A second person has been charged in a shooting that wounded a Fort Bragg soldier, Fayetteville police said Friday.

Alex Lewis Matthews, 25, is charged with attempted first-degree murder, assault with a deadly weapon with intent to kill inflicting serious injury, felony conspiracy to commit murder, malicious secret assault and discharging a barreled weapon into an occupied vehicle.

According to investigators, Matthews and Leon Joseph Thuo shot 36-year-old Walter Turner at about 5 a.m. Sept. 10 in the 800 block of King Arthur Drive.

Turner, who is stationed at Fort Bragg, drove himself to a Kangaroo gas station on Cliffdale Road to ask for help. An update on Turner's injuries and condition has not been released.

Thuo, 24, was originally charged with attempted first-degree murder and assault with a deadly weapon inflicting serious injury with intent to kill.

On Friday, Fayetteville police announced that he has also been charged with felony conspiracy to commit murder, malicious secret assault and discharging a barreled weapon into an occupied vehicle.

Thuo and Matthews were being held in the Cumberland County jail Friday under separate $750,000 secured bonds.

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  • Wayne Douglas III Nov 14, 2015
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    Awesome. Another one that we will be supporting, for the next 50 years or so.