A puzzling shooting incident in Carthage, North Carolina, just north of Fort Liberty, formerly Fort Bragg, is currently under scrutiny by both the Army Criminal Investigation Division and local law enforcement. The event, which unfolded on May 3rd at 8:15 p.m., was triggered by a report of a suspected intruder near a property belonging to a Special Forces soldier.

Upon investigation, two Chechen individuals with limited English proficiency were discovered near the soldier’s residence. Allegations arose that one of them, 35-year-old Ramzan Daraev from Chicago, was photographing the soldier’s children. A confrontation ensued near a power line on the property, resulting in Daraev being fatally shot at close range. Another individual, Dzhankutov Adsalan, who was found in a nearby vehicle, was questioned and subsequently released. The Moore County Sheriff’s office is leading the inquiry.

The FBI has provided assistance, citing a language barrier, but has not initiated a counterintelligence investigation as the local inquiry has not uncovered evidence of a federal offense. The deceased, Daraev, was reportedly working as a subcontractor for Utilities One, a New Jersey-based company, at the time of his demise. However, investigations are ongoing to verify his employment and immigration status.

Notably, this incident occurred amidst a backdrop of peculiar encounters reported by U.S. Special Operations soldiers nationwide, involving suspected surveillance activities targeting them and their families. Many speculate that military installations have become increasingly vulnerable to foreign reconnaissance.

This incident, occurring in close proximity to elite Army special forces’ residences, raises questions about the presence of two Russian-speaking Chechens taking photographs late into the evening, prompting speculation of mistaken identity. However, the lack of personal identification on the individuals and their equipment further complicates the situation. Additionally, recent history, including a prior mysterious shooting targeting electrical substations, adds to the intrigue surrounding this case. Nevertheless, with ongoing investigations, clarity on the motives and circumstances behind this shooting remains elusive.



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By Michael Kurcina

Mike credits his early military training as the one thing that kept him disciplined through the many years. He currently provides his expertise as an adviser for an agency within the DoD. Michael Kurcina subscribes to the Spotter Up way of life. “I will either find a way or I will make one”.

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