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Bragg soldier arrested in fatal shooting

Posted February 1, 2011 8:06 p.m. EST
Updated February 2, 2011 8:55 a.m. EST

— A Bragg soldier charged with the murder of a Fayetteville man was arrested in Key West, Fla., authorities said Tuesday.

Brandon Joseph Mims, 20, is charged with first-degree murder and shooting into an occupied vehicle in the murder of 22-year-old Michael Ray Staggs.

Police found Staggs' body in a car in a strip mall parking lot Saturday night. He had been shot in the head.

Fayetteville police issued warrants for Mims Monday. He is a soldier stationed at Fort Bragg, but has family and friends in Key West.

No other information was released.