NC police identify soldier shot dead outside hotel

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Posted: Sep 25, 2011 5:39 PM
NC police identify soldier shot dead outside hotel

North Carolina police continue looking for clues in the off-post shooting death of a Fort Bragg soldier from Illinois.

Fayetteville police they found Pfc. Chad Patrick Dellit lying between two cars near a hotel. He had been shot in the head. Fort Bragg said Friday that the 22-year-old Dellit was from Fulton, Ill., and enlisted in September 2008.

Police spokesmen did not return calls Sunday to The Associated Press.

Officers were called to the same area about two hours earlier on Wednesday after someone reported hearing gunshots. The caller reported seeing someone running behind a nearby toy store.

Fort Bragg officials said Dellit completed advanced individual training at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., to be a geospatial engineer. He was assigned to Fort Bragg's 20th Engineer Brigade.