Ex-Marine wanted after allegedly killing mother’s boyfriend

The 22-year-old is likely armed with a high-powered rifle and was a combat engineer at Camp Lejeune before he deserted his post, authorities said.
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tonight, and for the hunt for a former U.S. Marine wanted in a shooting. He went awol last month, caught on surveillance over the weekend. Here's ABC's Steve osunsami. Reporter: Virginia authorities tonight warn that this former marine, who's on the run from the law, is likely armed with a high-powered rifle he well knows how to use. 22-year-old Michael Alexander brown, seen here on a security camera, is accused of killing his mother's 54-year-old boyfriend on Saturday at the boyfriend's home south of Roanoke, Virginia. So far, police aren't sharing a possible motive. You just don't think about that happening in your neighborhood. Reporter: Authorities say that the former marine was a combat engineer at camp Lejeune in North Carolina until he deserted his post around the 18th of October. They also say he knows his way around national parks and was recently seen driving a black Lincoln town car with north Carolina plates. Police tonight say he is wanted on second degree murder charges. David? Steve osunsami, thank you.

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