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.
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.”
An Army civilian employee was killed Wednesday in a shooting incident at Fort Knox near Louisville, Ky. which prompted a temporary lockdown of the facility. The shooting took place in a parking lot located outside the headquarters for U.S. Army Human Resources Command which is located at the base, according to a statement from the Fort Knox Public Affairs Office. The victim was a civilian employee of Army Human Resources Command. The victim was transported by ambulance to the Ireland Army Community Hospital hospital on the base, where he was pronounced dead. The name of the deceased is being withheld until 24 hours after his family has been notified.
A 911 call was received by the Fort Knox Police at 5:40 p.m. and they responded to the scene within minutes. The base was placed on a lockdown 10 minutes later that prevented the entry and exit of vehicles onto the base. The lockdown was lifted an hour later though the base remained on an enhanced security status. The incident is being investigated by Army Criminal Investigation Command.
“Special Agents from the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command are investigating a personal incident and not a random act of violence,” said CID spokesman Chris Grey said in the statement. Police are looking for a 5’9” black male with black hair and brown eyes, the statement read. It is believed he may be using a black Yamaha motorcycle for transportation.
Located about 35 miles outside Louisville, the large base is home to 40,000 soldiers and their families. It houses several large commands like Army Human Resources Command and Army Recruiting Command. The Army base is separate from the U.S. Bullion Depository which is located nearby that holds much of the nation’s official gold reserves. That facility is also commonly referred to as “Fort Knox.”