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Fort Bragg soldier charged with murder in connection to Saturday shooting

Posted March 20, 2016 8:59 p.m. EDT
Updated March 21, 2016 12:38 p.m. EDT

— Fayetteville police charged a 24-year-old Fort Bragg soldier in connection with a shooting late Saturday night.

Ryan Daniel Walker, of Hope Mills, was arrested Sunday and charged with first-degree murder in connection with the shooting death of Myles David Penix, 27. Walker and Penix were part of the 82nd Airborne Division, police said.

According to authorities, Penix was at at a home in the 400 block of Lands End Road with a "known associate" at about 11:45 p.m. Saturday when he was shot once in the chest.

Penix was taken to Cape Fear Valley Medical Center where he died.

Anyone with information regarding the shooting is asked to call police at 910-237-9391 or Crime Stoppers at 910-438-8477.

The investigation is ongoing.