Soldier and wife found fatally shot at Fort Knox identified - WDRB 41 Louisville News

Soldier and wife found fatally shot at Fort Knox identified

Posted: Updated: Feb 22, 2013 04:23 PM EST

Louisville, Ky. (WDRB) -- The Fort Knox soldier and his spouse who died Friday in their on-post residence have been identified as Spc. Christopher and Krista Meeks. Spc. Meeks was pronounced dead at the scene and Krista Meeks was given first aid by responders, but later died at the scene.

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FORT KNOX, Ky. (WDRB) -- The Army says a Fort Knox soldier and his wife were found with gunshot wounds early this morning.  One person was dead at the scene, and the other died after attempts to give first-aid.

Fort Knox Police say they received a 911 call from the housing unit on-post and went there about 3:40 a.m.  The officers arriving at the scene say they heard gunshots and found both people inside with gunshot wounds. 

The Army's Criminal Investigation Command says the shootings appear to be the result of a domestic dispute.  It's not a new situation to some military families.  "It's very heartbreaking," says Audrey Mundell, the widow of an Army major, "especially when kids are involved and you know that they witnessed it, either by hearing it or either seeing it or both."

Two children who were in the home at the time were uninjured. They're being cared for by the Kentucky Department for Community Based Services. 

The Army is withholding the names of the dead until 24 hours after their families have been notified.

U.S. Army suicide prevention resources

Soldiers and families in need of crisis assistance can contact the National Suicide Prevention Lifeline.  Trained consultants are available 24 hours a day, seven days a week, 365 days a year and can be contacted by dialing 1-800-273-TALK (8255) or by visiting their website at http://www.suicidepreventionlifeline.org.

            Army leaders can access current health promotion guidance in newly revised Army Regulation 600-63 (Health Promotion) at: http://www.army.mil/usapa/epubs/pdf/r600_63.pdf and Army Pamphlet 600-24 (Health Promotion, Risk Reduction and Suicide Prevention) at http://www.army.mil/usapa/epubs/pdf/p600_24.pdf.

            The Army's comprehensive list of Suicide Prevention Program information is located at http://www.preventsuicide.army.mil.

            Suicide prevention training resources for Army families can be accessed at http://www.armyg1.army.mil/hr/suicide/training_sub.asp?sub_cat=20 (requires Army Knowledge Online access to download materials). 

            Information about Military OneSource is located at http://www.militaryonesource.com or by dialing the toll-free number 1-800-342-9647 for those residing in the continental United States.  Overseas personnel should refer to the Military OneSource website for dialing instructions for their specific location. 

            Information about the Army's Comprehensive Soldier Fitness Program is located at http://www.army.mil/csf/.

            The Defense Center for Excellence for Psychological Health and Traumatic Brain Injury (DCoE) Outreach Center can be contacted at 1-866-966-1020, via electronic mail at Resources@DCoEOutreach.org and at http://www.dcoe.health.mil.

            The website for the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention is http://www.afsp.org/ and the Suicide Prevention Resource Council site is found at http://www.sprc.org/index.asp.

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