Fort Stewart suspect in custody after soldier killed in shooting at Georgia Army post

Fort Stewart says shooting unfolded in Second Armored Brigade Combat Team complex

A suspect is in custody and an investigation is underway after a shooting that killed a soldier at Fort Stewart, a U.S. Army post in Georgia, on Monday morning.

Fort Stewart did not immediately name the suspected shooter or the soldier who died. The Second Brigade complex was briefly locked down during the incident, officials there said. 

Contacted by Fox News Digital, Kevin Larson, a spokesman for Fort Stewart Public Affairs, said, "We will release additional information once we can."

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Modular barracks units used by the U.S. Army 3rd Infantry Division, May 1, 2008, in Fort Stewart, Georgia.

Modular barracks units used by the U.S. Army 3rd Infantry Division, May 1, 2008, in Fort Stewart, Georgia. (Stephen Morton/Getty Images, File)

Before 11 a.m. Monday, Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield’s verified account tweeted out similar information.

An Army corporal in his quarters, May 1, 2008, in Fort Stewart, Georgia.

An Army corporal in his quarters, May 1, 2008, in Fort Stewart, Georgia. (Stephen Morton/Getty Images, File)

"An incident is occurring on Fort Stewart. EMS are on location at a building in the 2nd ABCT complex responding to what has been described as a shooting," the tweet said. "Law enforcement has a suspect in custody."

Members of the U.S. Army's 3rd Infantry Division, 4th Brigade Combat Team train during a live fire exercise prior to their deployment to Iraq on Sept. 5, 2007, in Fort Stewart, Georgia.

Members of the U.S. Army's 3rd Infantry Division, 4th Brigade Combat Team train during a live fire exercise prior to their deployment to Iraq on Sept. 5, 2007, in Fort Stewart, Georgia. (Stephen Morton/Getty Images, File)

A news release from Fort Stewart elaborated: "The soldier’s identity will be released following completion of the next-of-kin notification process."

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It went on to say, "The suspect in the shooting was apprehended by Fort Stewart law enforcement at the scene and transferred to U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Division’s custody. The investigation is ongoing and no additional information is being released at this time."

Fox News' Haley Chi-Sing and Liz Friden contributed to this report.