Army spouse in custody after soldier dies from gunshot wound

Investigators at Kentucky’s Fort Campbell are trying to figure out why a military spouse fatally killed a soldier in a military housing area on Sunday night.

The entire post was locked down for just under an hour as Military Police scrambled to track down the individual who shot a Soldier of the 101st Airborne Division, which just so happened to be the Soldier’s spouse.

“Shortly before 10 p.m. Sunday, all gates on Fort Campbell were closed for approximately 55 minutes while military police investigated a shooting in on-post housing,” Fort Campbell officials wrote on their Facebook page. “The shooting resulted in the death of a Soldier and the spouse being taken into custody. The names of those involved are being withheld pending next-of-kin notification.”

Brig. Gen Todd Royar, the acting senior commander of Fort Campbell and the 101st Airborne Division, gave his condolences.

“Our hearts and prayers are with the Families involved,” he said in a statement. “Any loss of a Soldier has a profound impact on the entire Army Family.”

The installation command requested that speculation surrounding the victim’s identity be kept to a minimum until next-of-kin could be notified.

Army CID and the FBI will be handling the investigation.

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