Army investigating fatal shooting of Fort Polk soldier

Army investigating fatal shooting of Fort Polk soldier
Fort Polk (Source: KPLC)

FORT POLK, LA (KPLC) - The fatal shooting of an 18-year-old soldier at Fort Polk is now a criminal investigation.

Private Jacob Malcolm of Hedgesville, West Virginia, was fatally shot on April 12 in a residence at the base.

Kim Reischling, spokeswoman for the U.S. Army's Criminal Investigation Command, says that the gunshot wound was not self-inflicted.

Malcolm was serving as an infantry rifleman assigned to the 2nd Battalion.

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