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Ft. Knox soldier charged with murder in connection with fatal shooting

Posted: Updated: April 4, 2013 05:11 PM EDT

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- Authorities have charged a Ft. Knox soldier with murder in connection with a fatal shooting that took place on the post Wednesday afternoon.

That shooting took place at 5:40 p.m., near the U.S. Army Human Resources Command headquarters, and resulted in the death of a civilian employee of the Department of the Army.

According to court documents, the suspect is Marquinta E. Jacobs, a Fort Knox soldier with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division. He was apprehended in Tennessee by Portland Police and special agents from the U.S. Army's Criminal Investigative Division.

Authorities say that, shortly after 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Jacobs walked up to the victim, identified in court documents only as "L.G.", and got into an argument with him. Witnesses allegedly told police that Jacobs then fired a .45 caliber handgun at the man and struck him several times.

He then fled the scene in a pickup truck, according to court documents. Police say they recovered eight shell casings from the scene, and "L.G." was pronounced dead at 6:27 p.m. by personnel at Ireland Army Community Hospital.

Authorities say they also found the gold Dodge Ram pickup truck at Jacobs' home. His wife allegedly told police that he had dropped the truck off at the house, then sped away on a black Yamaha motorcycle.

On Thursday morning, authorities recovered the motorcycle at the home of Jacobs' mother in Portland, Tenn. Jacobs was found some time later, according to a news release.

"Special agents from the U.S. Army Criminal Investigative Command are continuing the investigation and, as previously released, the shooting appears to be a domestic issue and not a random act of violence," said Chris Grey, spokesperson for the Army, according to the release.

Anyone with information about the shooting is asked to contact the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command at (502) 624-6332 or Fort Knox Police at (502) 624-2111. Persons can also e-mail tips to usarmy.belvoir.usacidc.mail.crime-tips@mail.mil.

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