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No suspects yet in Fort Bragg soldier's death

Posted December 30, 2009 2:29 p.m. EST

— Baltimore police said Wednesday they have no suspects in the shooting death of a Fort Bragg soldier on leave from service in Afghanistan.

Pfc. Clifford J. Williams, 22, was shot in the upper body on Dec. 20, while on his way home from the grocery store, authorities said.

Investigators believe a single gunman approached his SUV and shot him through the driver's side window. Williams apparently drove some distance after he was shot, stopping about a block away from his home in southwest Baltimore.

Williams enlisted in the U.S. Army in February 2008 and was deployed in April to Afghanistan with the 122nd Aviation Support Battalion of the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade of the 82nd Airborne Division. He had been assigned to the battalion since January and worked on Kiowa Warrior helicopters, an Army spokesman said.

He took 15 days' leave to go home for the holidays and was scheduled to return to Fort Bragg from Afghanistan in April.