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Fort Knox Shooting Update: Man charged with murder of Army civilian employee

Marquinta E. Jacobs is charged with fatally shooting a civilian employee at Kentucky's Fort Knox on April 3, 2013.
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(AP) FORT KNOX, Ky. - A man has been charged with murder in the shooting death of a civilian employee at Fort Knox.

A Thursday federal court filing by the FBI says Marquinta E. Jacobs fired a .45-caliber handgun at the victim, "striking him several times."

The filing says a witness saw the Wednesday shooting after Jacobs and the victim had a verbal exchange in the parking lot of the Army Human Resources Command building on the post at Fort Knox.

Investigators found eight shell casings at the scene.

A criminal complaint filed in U.S. District Court Thursday says Jacobs fled to his mother's house in Portland, Tenn., but he was not there.

Fort Knox officials said a suspect wanted for questioning was apprehended Thursday in Portland. They identified the suspect as a Fort Knox soldier.

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