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Man faces murder charge in death of Army civilian shot in parking lot at Fort Knox

This Aug. 18, 2010 image provided by the U.S. Army shows the Chaffee Gate entrance to Fort Knox. An Army civilian employee was shot and killed in a parking lot at Kentucky's Fort Knox on Wednesday, and investigators were seeking to question a man in connection with the shooting, authorities said. Army officials said in a news release late Wednesday April 3, 2013 that the victim was an employee of the U.S. Army Human Resources Command, which handles personnel actions for soldiers. The shooting occurred in a lot outside the command. The victim was transported to the Ireland Army Community Hospital where he was pronounced dead. (AP Photo/US Army)

This Aug. 18, 2010 image provided by the U.S. Army shows the Chaffee Gate entrance to Fort Knox. An Army civilian employee was shot and killed in a parking lot at Kentucky's Fort Knox on Wednesday, and investigators were seeking to question a man in connection with the shooting, authorities said. Army officials said in a news release late Wednesday April 3, 2013 that the victim was an employee of the U.S. Army Human Resources Command, which handles personnel actions for soldiers. The shooting occurred in a lot outside the command. The victim was transported to the Ireland Army Community Hospital where he was pronounced dead. (AP Photo/US Army)  (The Associated Press)

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." It 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.