Man charged in Ft. Knox shooting in court Friday

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BOWLING GREEN, Ky. - The man suspected in a deadly shooting at Fort Knox has a court appearance Friday morning.

The FBI has confirmed that Marquinta Jacobs is due in federal court in Bowling Green at 9 a.m. CST.

Jacobs is charged with murder in the death of a civilian worker.

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.

Earlier story:

FORT KNOX, Ky. (AP) - A man has been charged with murder in the shooting death of a civilian employee at Fort Knox.
   
A Thursday federal court filing by the FBI says Marquinta E. Jacobs fired a .45-caliber handgun at the victim, "striking him several times." It says a witness saw the Wednesday shooting after Jacobs and the victim had a verbal exchange in the parking lot of the Army Human Resources Command building on the post at Fort Knox.
   
Investigators found eight shell casings at the scene.
   
A criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court Thursday says Jacobs fled to his mother's house in Portland, Tenn., but he was not there.
   
Fort Knox officials said a suspect wanted for questioning was apprehended Thursday in Portland. They identified the suspect as a Fort Knox soldier.

Earlier story:

FORT KNOX, Ky. (AP) - A Fort Knox soldier wanted for questioning in the shooting death of a civilian employee has been apprehended in Tennessee.
   
A statement from the Army's criminal investigations division says the soldier is a member of Fort Knox's 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division. The Army has not named the suspect or the victim.
   
The military says the soldier was caught in Portland, Tenn. The victim was an employee of the U.S. Army Human Resources Command, and the shooting occurred in a parking lot outside that building.
   
The Wednesday shooting prompted officials at Fort Knox to briefly lock down the post's gates.
   
Police in Portland, Tenn., did not immediately return a call seeking comment.

Earlier story:

FORT KNOX, Ky. (AP) - The Pentagon says an Army civilian employee has died following a shooting incident in a parking lot at Fort Knox in Kentucky.
   
Military officials said in a news release late Wednesday that the victim was an employee of the U.S. Army Human Resources Command. The shooting occurred outside the command. He was transported to the Ireland Army Community Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
   
Chris Grey, a spokesman for the U.S. Army Criminal Investigative Command, said authorities "are investigating a personal incident and not a random act of violence."
   
The identity of the victim was being withheld pending notification of family. Police were seeking to speak with a person of interest in the case.
   
Post spokesman Kyle Hodges said late Wednesday that the post remained on a heightened security alert. The FBI is assisting in the investigation, a spokeswoman said.

Earlier story:

FORT KNOX, Ky. (AP) - A spokesman for the Fort Knox Army post in central Kentucky says a shooting has occurred there, but he had no immediate word on whether anyone was injured.
   
Kyle Hodges, a spokesman for the post, says the shooting Wednesday afternoon was near the post's human resources center.
   
He said late Wednesday that the post remained on a heightened security alert. The post was reportedly locked down at one point, but Hodges said that to the best of his knowledge, that was lifted.
   
Mary Trotman, a spokeswoman for the FBI in Louisville, said the bureau had dispatched two agents to the post and was assisting in the investigation.

Earlier story:

FORT KNOX, Ky. (AP) - A spokesman for the Fort Knox Army post in central Kentucky says a shooting has occurred there, but he had no immediate word on whether anyone was injured.
   
Kyle Hodges says the shooting Wednesday afternoon was near the post's human resources center. He was on his way back to the post after receiving word of the shooting.
   
WAVE-TV reported the post was on a heightened security alert.

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