Fort Knox shooting victim identified, soldier charged with murder

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by NEWS RELEASE/WHAS11

WHAS11.com

Posted on April 5, 2013 at 6:41 PM

Updated Friday, Apr 5 at 7:01 PM

(NEWS RELEASE/WHAS11) -- The Fort Knox employee who died after a shooting incident Wednesday has been identified as Lloyd R. Gibert.

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 in Tennessee in connection with the shooting incident has been identified as 36-year-old Sgt. Marquinta E. Jacobs, a Radcliff resident.  Jacobs was found at his mother's home in Portland, Tennessee, which is more than 100 miles from Ft. Knox. Residents in Radcliff say they are relieved the accused killer is in custody.

"I'm glad he's been caught. I do know people who work out there in that building and Ft. Knox. It's good to know that person has caught and he's not a danger to anyone else," Stacy Frymire said.

Witnesses told officials Jacobs and Gibert got into an argument before shots were fired on Wednesday.

William Marion lives across the street from Jacobs and describes him as a nice man who was very helpful. Marion says Jacobs and his wife moved into the neighborhood about four years ago.

"They are very quite...very nice to me. They have one daughter," Marion said.

A criminal complaint was filed Thursday against Jacobs by the Western District of Kentucky U.S. Attorney’s Office.  The complaint was dismissed in court Friday 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


 

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