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Soldier Killed In NC Base Was From TX

Updated: Thursday, April 10 2014, 06:02 AM CDT

Authorities have identified a Marine killed in an apparently accidental shooting while on duty at a North Carolina base.

Camp Lejeune officials said late Wednesday that 21-year-old Lance Cpl. Mark N. Boterf of Crowley, Texas, was killed.

A statement says Boterf was with 2nd Radio Battalion, II Marine Expeditionary Force Headquarters Group and temporarily assigned as a Marine sentry. He joined the Marine Corps in 2012.

A Pentagon spokesman said Wednesday indications point to a "negligent discharge" as the cause of Tuesday's death in a guard shack at the base's main gate.

Base spokesman Nat Fahy says it will take weeks to confirm the shooting was accidental.

The Pentagon says another Marine who discharged a single shot from an M4 rifle was taken into custody. He hasn't been identified publicly.

(Copyright 2014 Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.)

Soldier Killed In NC Base Was From TX


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