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Identity of Fort Knox shooting victim released

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LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WDRB) -- The Fort Knox employee who died after a shooting incident here Wednesday has been identified as Lloyd R. Gibert.

That's according to a news release from the Fort Knox Public Affairs office.

Gibert, a 51-year-old Elizabethtown resident, was a human resources specialist with the U.S. Army Human Resources Command's Field Artillery Branch Officer Personnel Management Directorate on Fort Knox.  An employee of that command since January 2004, he also previously served in the U.S. Army as a human resources specialist.

The Fort Knox Soldier taken into custody yesterday in Tennessee in connection with the shooting incident has been identified as 36-year-old Sgt. Marquinta E. Jacobs, a Radcliff resident.  A criminal complaint was filed yesterday against Jacobs by the Western District of Kentucky U.S. Attorney's Office. 

The complaint was dismissed in court today and federal authorities transferred Jacobs to military custody, establishing the conditions for the U.S. Army to have exclusive authority over the case.

Charges of premeditated murder and aggravated assault have been preferred (i.e., formally initiated) against Jacobs today at Fort Knox. Jacobs will be placed into pre-trial confinement in the Marion County Detention Center pending a military Article 32 investigation, which is a fact-finding investigation – similar to a civilian grand jury hearing – to determine whether there is enough evidence to proceed with a court-martial.

Jacobs enlisted in the Army in June 2004 and has been assigned to Fort Knox since October 2009 where he has worked as a unit supply specialist in the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, performing general upkeep and maintenance of Army supplies and equipment. 

Individuals who may have any information or witnessed the shooting are 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 email CID Crime Tips at: usarmy.belvoir.usacidc.mail.crime-tips@mail.mil

No further information will be released at this time to protect the integrity of the investigation and the rights of all involved.

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