Shooting near home of special forces operator being investigated as suspicious

CARTHAGE, NC – A mysterious shooting near Fort Liberty, formerly known as Fort Bragg, is under investigation by the Army Criminal Investigation Division and local law enforcement. The incident occurred on May 3 at 8:15 p.m. following a report of a suspected trespasser near the property of a Special Forces soldier.

Two Chechen men, speaking broken English, were found in the vicinity of the soldier’s home. The family claims that one of the men, 35-year-old Ramzan Daraev from Chicago, was taking photographs of their children. An altercation ensued when Daraev was confronted near a power line in a wooded area, resulting in him being shot multiple times at close range. The second man, Dzhankutov Adsalan, was in a vehicle some distance away and was questioned by authorities before being released. The Moore County Sheriff’s Office is leading the investigation.

Sheriff Ronnie Fields stated that Daraev was discovered approximately 250 yards from the roadway, along a powerline on the residential property. Initially, no identification was found on Daraev, but his identity was later confirmed through family members and an international ID located in his vehicle. The shooter has been identified as a Colonel in the U.S. Army residing at the location.

U.S. Special Operations soldiers have reported strange interactions in recent years, involving suspicious surveillance of them and their families. Many believe that U.S. military bases are increasingly becoming targets of foreign probes.

At the time of his death, Daraev was reportedly working as a subcontractor for Utilities One, a New Jersey-based company. However, he was not in possession of any utility equipment, clothing, or identification. The incident has been reported to the U.S. Department of Labor and OSHA for further investigation.

In a separate incident 18 months ago, Moore County experienced another mysterious shooting attack targeting two electrical distribution substations, causing a significant power outage. The FBI had warned of increased threats to electric infrastructure from individuals with extremist ideologies.

Daraev’s family has launched a petition titled “Justice for Ramzan Daraev,” which has garnered over 11,000 signatures. They argue that Daraev left Russia seeking freedom but faced injustice in the United States.

The Special Operations community questions why two Russian-speaking Chechens were taking photos near an elite Army residence at night and why the FBI is not leading the investigation. The FBI has stated that they have not opened a counterintelligence investigation, as no federal crime evidence has been found.