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FBI: Man charged with murder in Fort Knox shooting

A soldier apprehended in Tennessee has been charged with murder in the shooting death of a civilian employee at Fort Knox.

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WKYT) - A soldier apprehended in Tennessee has been charged with murder in the shooting death of a civilian employee at Fort Knox.

FBI spokeswoman Mary Trotman said Thursday night that Marquinta E. Jacobs, who is named in a court filing, is the man whom Army investigators said was apprehended Thursday in Portland, Tenn.

The FBI said in the court filing that Jacobs fired a .45-caliber handgun at the victim, "striking him several times."

The victim's name hasn't been released.

The shooting occurred late Wednesday afternoon and prompted a brief lockdown at the central Kentucky post.

The soldier is a member of Fort Knox's 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division.


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