Marine taken into custody for shooting and killing person at Camp Lejeune

Then Capt. Eric Meeder scans a room during a Marine Air Control Group 28 Headquarters and Marine Tactical Air Command Squadron 28 anti-terrorism force protection program training event at Marine Corps Air Station Cherry Point, North Carolina, Aug. 20, 2015. Meeder was a anti-terrorism force protection officer for MTACS-28 at the time. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Pfc. Nicholas P. Baird/released)

By Michael Swaney

A Marine stationed at Camp Lejeune has been taken into custody after they allegedly shot and killed a civilian at the installation.

According to II MEF Communication Strategy & Operations Director Lt. Col. Cassandra Stanton, the incident occurred on the morning of Saturday, Jan. 27.

“This was an isolated incident and there was no threat to other Marines or the public,” Marine spokeswoman Capt. Emma Thompson said in a statement to the Marine Corps Times. “The situation is under investigation by NCIS and more information will be made available when known.”

Thompson also stated a weapon was recovered but no charges have been filed yet.

According to Jacksonville Daily News, the victim was not in the military but the Marine Corps would not say whether the person killed was an employee, a visitor, or a dependant.

The NCIS investigation is ongoing.

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