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Security video shows person of interest in soldier's death

Posted September 29, 2011 12:43 p.m. EDT
Updated September 29, 2011 1:26 p.m. EDT

— Police on Thursday released three clips from a security video that they say shows a man they want to question in the shooting death of a Fort Bragg soldier outside a Fayetteville hotel last week.

Officers investigating reports of gunshots on Sept. 21 found the body of Pfc. Chad Patrick Dellit, 22, between two cars outside the Innkeeper Hotel, at 1720 Skibo Road. He had been shot in the head.

A nearby security camera showed a man in a white, long-sleeve shirt and dark pants in the parking lot about 45 minutes to an hour before the shooting and running from the area at about the same time someone called 911 to report the gunshots, police said.

Anyone who recognizes the man or remembers seeing a man wearing similar clothes on Sept. 21 is asked to call the Fayetteville Police Department at 910-587-3254 or Crime Stoppers at 910-483-TIPS (8477).

Dellit, of Fulton, Ill., was assigned to the 20th Engineer Brigade at Fort Bragg.