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

The Chaffee Gate entrance to Fort Knox in Kentucky is seen Aug. 18, 2010, in this image provided by the U.S. Army. AP Photo/US Army

Marquinta E. Jacobs is charged with fatally shooting a civilian employee at Kentucky's Fort Knox on April 3, 2013.
AP Photo/US Army

(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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