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Bragg soldier shot by Fayetteville officers dies

Posted May 13, 2012 4:23 p.m. EDT

— A Fort Bragg soldier who was shot by officers last weekend after he allegedly pointed a gun at them has died, police said Sunday.

Mark Lewis Salazar died Saturday at Cape Fear Valley Medical Center in Fayetteville. 

Officers were called to 6505 Pacific Avenue around 3 a.m. May 5 where they found Salazar, 27, an Army staff sergeant, standing in the driveway, holding his gun, police said.

When officers asked him to put the gun down, he pointed it at them instead, police said. That's when officers fired.

No charges are pending. The three officers involved have been placed on leave with pay, which is common practice in officer-involved shootings.

No other information was released.