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Raleigh police investigate the shooting death of local soldier

Posted December 1, 2017 9:29 p.m. EST

Army Spc. Jose Melendez

— The Raleigh Police Department is seeking the public's help identifying the suspect who shot and killed U.S. Army Specialist Jose Melendez, 31.

Melendez was killed in the 2200 block of Raven Road on Nov. 29 at 3:21 a.m. as he was walking to his car.

He was on leave from the Army at the time of his murder and was scheduled to return to duty that Wednesday morning.

Anyone who believes they may have information about who shot and killed Melendez is asked to call Raleigh CrimeStoppers at 919-834-HELP or visit RaleighCrimeStoppers.org.

Police are actively investigating Melendez's murder.