Army Sgt. Rolondo Boone, attached to the 3rd Special Forces Group at Fort Liberty, North Carolina, was arrested and charged with the first-degree murder related to an April 2 shooting at an off-base hookah bar. Boone, though part of the Special Forces Group, is not a Green Beret or Special Forces qualified; he supports operations in the group. The incident resulted in one death and four injuries, with the Fayetteville Police identifying Boone as the shooter who killed a 30-year-old civilian.
- Army Sgt. Rolondo Boone was charged with the murder following an April 2 shooting at the EV Lounge in Fayetteville, North Carolina, resulting in one death and four injuries.
- Boone, a unit supply specialist with the 3rd Special Forces Group at Fort Liberty, is not Green Beret or Special Forces qualified but supports group operations.
- The investigation suggested a disturbance occurred before the shooting, and Boone has been held at the Cumberland County Detention Center without bond.
- Boone enlisted in 2018, and his military accolades include the Joint Service Commendation Medal, Army Achievement Medal, among others.
- This shooting marks the second fatal incident in 2023 involving a soldier from Fort Liberty in a special operations unit, with the earlier incident involving Staff Sgt. Brandon A. Amos-Dixon.