Officers questioning man in Guard armory shooting

Associated Press

LOBELVILLE, Tenn. (AP) — A person of interest was being questioned Thursday after the fatal shooting of a longtime member of the National Guard at an armory that is usually locked, according to the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation.

It was unclear how the shooter got into the Guard armory on Wednesday evening, Bureau spokesman Josh DeVine said. The building doesn't have surveillance cameras, he said, but at least one other person in addition to the shooter and the victim was at the armory at the time. But it was unclear whether there were any eyewitnesses, Devine said.

The person taken into custody for questioning was a man who was not employed at the armory, DeVine said.

Devine said a top official, Maj. Gen. Max Haston, identified the victim as a sergeant first-class who had been with the guard for 20 years. His name won't be released until family members are notified.

No charges have been filed in the shooting in Lobelville, about 75 miles southwest of Nashville.

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