Army MP charged with murder after paintball confrontation

A Military Policeman at Fort Benning, Georgia -with 34 years experience- has been charged with murder after allegedly shooting and killing a friend over a paintball gun.

According to AJC, Military Police Officer Timothy Tarr, 50, is accused of shooting Alcides Ruben Washington on May 24th following an altercation concerning the excessive use of a paintball gun while Tarr and others worked on a storage building at Tarr’s residence.

Witnesses claim that Tarr and his spouse became irritated after Washing fired too many paintballs, demanding that he stopped. When Washington did not cease fire, Tarr unholstered his .45 handgun, according to a police report.

When Columbus police arrived at the scene they found Washington lying on the ground with gunshot wound to his right eye. According to the Ledger-Enquirer, Washington worked at AT&T and was the father of six boys.

Tarr pleaded not guilty to charges of murder, aggravated assault and possession of a firearm during the commission of a crime. He is currently being held in the Muscogee County Jail without bond.

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  • Andy Wolf

    Andy Wolf is an Appalachian native who spent much of his youth and young adulthood overseas in search of combat, riches, and adventure- accruing decades of experience in military, corporate, first responder, journalistic and advisory roles. He resides in North Carolina's Blue Ridge Mountains with his K9 companion, Kiki.

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