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A female soldier stationed at Fort Bragg was said to be angry at her ex-boyfriend for breaking up with her when he drove home and fatally shot his new girlfriend, a fellow service member, who was there.
Fayetteville police announced Saturday the arrest of 26-year-old Tiara Nicole Vinson in connection with the murder of 22-year-old Kelia Horton, a single mother of two young children who was also stationed at Fort Bragg.
The victim’s cousin, Jadaiah Farris, revealed to DailyMail.com in a phone interview Monday that after repeatedly shooting Horton in Fayetteville on Friday afternoon, Vinson was allegedly overheard saying the bullets were intended for her ex-boyfriend, that he was not at home at the time. .
Farris said that while Vinson and Horton served at Fort Bragg, they hardly knew each other and “never argued” before the deadly confrontation.wikipedia
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Arrested Tiara Nicole Vinson
Farris, who described her cousin as “the most loving person” and a loving mother to her two children, ages 2 years and 7 months, said Horton had recently started dating Vinson’s ex-boyfriend.
She said the man had broken up with Vinson because he said the relationship was “toxic.”
Farris adds that she has heard unverified claims that Vinson was pregnant and that her ex-boyfriend, who was now dating Horton, was the father of her unborn baby.
“She was the sweetest person,” Farris said of her murdered relative of hers. “ Literally, he would give the shirt off her back. ”
Horton’s two young children are now staying with their biological parents. Farris said that she would have broken her cousin’s heart because she never wanted her children to be separated.
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Police said in a statement that officers were dispatched to a reported shooting along the 1400 block of Ferndell Drive.
Upon arrival, officers located an adult woman who had been shot outside a residence.
Horton’s cousin said, according to a neighbor’s account, that Vinson initially approached Horton, shot him and left, then came back and shot him a second time.
Authorities said a responding officer took steps to save her life until she could be transported to a local hospital for her injuries.
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The victim succumbed to her injuries and she was pronounced dead at the hospital.
Police Sgt. Jeremy Glass said no further details were available about the shooting.
Vinson, who is facing charges of first-degree murder and firing a firearm at occupied property, was being held at the Cumberland County Jail without bail, police said.
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It was not immediately clear if he had an attorney who could comment on his behalf.
Both women were active duty soldiers stationed at Fort Bragg, Colonel Joseph Buccino, a spokesman for the 18th Airborne Corps, told The Fayetteville Observer.
Buccino said Horton was a motorpool employee assigned to the 525 Military Intelligence Brigade. Horton joined the Army in 2017.
Vinson, from Norfolk, Virginia, was a parachute rigger assigned to the 3rd Special Forces Group. Vinson joined the military in 2014.
“This is a tragic, senseless loss and a terrible time, especially for those who knew Kelia,” Buccino told the newspaper.
“The 525th Military Intelligence Brigade command is organizing grief counseling for Kelia’s fellow soldiers and engaging with the family,” he added.
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- Fayetteville police announced the arrest of Tiara Nicole Vinson, 26, on Saturday
- Vinson is charged in connection with the death of 22-year-old Kelia Horton, who police said was found shot outside a Fayetteville home Friday afternoon
- Authorities said Vinson, who faces charges of first-degree murder and shooting a firearm into occupied property, was being held at the Cumberland County Jail
- Horton’s cousin said Vinson used to date the victim’s current boyfriend and was possibly pregnant by him
- Cousin said she heard from a neighbor that after shooting Horton, Vinson said the bullets were meant for her ex