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Ft. Knox civilian shot and killed, investigation expands to Radcliff

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- An Army civilian employee is dead after a shooting incident that occurred Wednesday afternoon in a parking lot outside U.S. Army Human Resources Command headquarters at Fort Knox.

The victim, who was an employee of U.S. Army Human Resources Command, was transported by ambulance to Ireland Army Community Hospital where he was pronounced dead, officials said.

"Special Agents from the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command are investigating a personal incident and not a random act of violence," said Chris Grey, spokesperson for the independent Army investigative agency, in a news release.

The incident prompted a lockdown of post, and security still is heightened at entrance and exit gates overnight.  Those coming to Fort Knox should expect delays.

The name of the deceased is being withheld pending notification of family, the post statement said.

Fort Knox Police received a 911 call around 5:40 p.m. Wednesday.

Police are interested in speaking with an individual who is described as follows: A 5-foot, 9-inch African-American male with black hair and brown eyes.

It is believed he may be using a black Yamaha motorcycle for transportation.

Late in the evening, Radcliff Police were called to a home on Independence Drive. They would only say it was in relation to that shooting that shooting incident that happened on the Fort Knox Army Post.

Shortly after 11 p.m., WDRB witnessed police tow away a tan colored Dodge Ram pickup truck from the home. Radcliff Police Spokesman Bryce Shumate would only give limited details about the connection to the person of interest on the motorcycle. "It has been later assumed that person switched over to a black motorcycle. This is Fort Knox Criminal Investigations' Case and the FBI's case. And we are cooperating with them and assisting them in whatever they need and securing any scene that they need to investigate at this time."

Individuals who may have any information related to this incident are asked to contact the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command at (502) 624-6332 or Fort Knox Police at (502) 624-2111.

Full text of the Fort Knox news release, released just after 10 p.m.:

Fort Knox, Ky. – A Department of the Army civilian employee died after a shooting incident that occurred Wednesday afternoon in a parking lot outside U.S. Army Human Resources Command headquarters here.

The victim, who was an employee of U.S. Army Human Resources Command, was transported by ambulance to Ireland Army Community Hospital here where he was pronounced dead.

"Special Agents from the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command are investigating a personal incident and not a random act of violence," said Chris Grey, spokesperson for the independent Army investigative agency.

The name of the deceased is being withheld until 24 hours after family notification.

Fort Knox Police received a 911 call around 5:40 p.m. and responded to the scene within minutes. 

Police are interested in speaking with an individual who is described as follows: A 5-foot, 9-inch African-American male with black hair and brown eyes.   It is believed he may be using a black Yamaha motorcycle for transportation.

Individuals who may have any information related to this incident are asked to contact the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command at (502) 624-6332 or Fort Knox Police at (502) 624-2111.

 As a standard security measure, Fort Knox's gates were locked down at about 5:50 p.m. to all inbound and outbound traffic.  About an hour later the Chaffee (Main) Gate fully reopened, but due to an enhanced security posture, people attempting to enter and exit from the Chaffee (Main) Gate will likely experience delays.  The Brandenburg Station Road Gate remains closed through the evening, as it is normally, and only outbound lanes at Wilson Road Gate are open at this time.

The incident is under investigation by agents of the Criminal Investigation Command.  No further information will be released at this time to protect the integrity of the investigation.

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