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Army: Fort Knox shooting suspect in custody

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Marquinta Jacobs (Source: Portland, TN Police) Marquinta Jacobs (Source: Portland, TN Police)
Jacobs being put into a Portland, TN police car. Jacobs being put into a Portland, TN police car.
The home of Marquinta Jacobs' parents in Portland, TN. The home of Marquinta Jacobs' parents in Portland, TN.
Car belonging to Marquinta Jacobs's mother. The car has been impounded as part of the investigation. Car belonging to Marquinta Jacobs's mother. The car has been impounded as part of the investigation.

LOUISVILLE, KY (WAVE) – The man wanted in connection with a deadly shooting Wednesday night at Fort Knox has been arrested in Tennessee.

According to a press release with the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, the man wanted is a soldier and was found in Portland, TN, north of Nashville. The Army has not released the name of the soldier, but said he is a member of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division at Fort Knox.

Portland, TN police have identified the man taken into custody as Marquinta Jacobs, 37. The Portland Leader, a newspaper serving the area, said Jacobs is being held at police headquarters to await the arrival of federal agents.

According to a criminal complaint filed by the FBI in U. S. District Court, Jacobs fired a .45-caliber handgun at the victim "striking him several times." The complaint also states that investigators found eight shell casings at the scene.

The shooting happened around 5:40 p.m. in a parking lot outside the headquarters of the Human Resources Command. The victim, a civilian employee of the Army, was pronounced dead a short time later. His name has not been released.

Chris Grey, an Army CID spokesperson in Quantico, VA, said, "the shooting appears to be a domestic issue and not a random act of violence."

Jacobs is being held in Tennessee, but is expected to appear before a federal magistrate in Bowling Green, KY as early as Friday.

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