Fort Knox Public Affairs
A Department of the Army civilian employee died after a shooting incident that occurred April 3 in a parking lot outside the U.S. Army Human Resources Command headquarters.
The victim, Lloyd R. Gibert, was an employee of U.S. Army Human Resources Command. He was transported by ambulance to Ireland Army Community Hospital where he was pronounced dead.
Gibert, a 51-year-old Elizabethtown resident, was a human resources specialist with the U.S. Army Human Resources Command’s Field Artillery Branch Officer Personnel Management Directorate on Fort Knox. An employee of that command since January 2004, he also previously served in the U.S. Army as a human resources specialist.
A Fort Knox Soldier and Radcliff resident, Sgt. Marquinta E. Jacobs, was taken into custody April 4 in connection with the shooting incident. Jacobs, 36 years old, was apprehended in Tennessee. A criminal complaint was filed April 4 against Jacobs by the Western District of Kentucky U.S. Attorney’s Office. The complaint was dismissed in court Friday and federal authorities transferred Jacobs to military custody, establishing the conditions for the U.S. Army to have exclusive authority over the case.
Charges of premeditated murder and aggravated assault were preferred (i.e., formally initiated) against Jacobs Friday at Fort Knox. He has been placed in pre-trial confinement in the Marion County Detention Center pending a military Article 32 investigation, which is a fact-finding investigation similar to a civilian grand jury hearing, to determine whether there is enough evidence to proceed with a court-martial.
Jacobs enlisted in the Army in June 2004 and has been assigned to Fort Knox since October 2009 where he has worked as a unit supply specialist in the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, performing general upkeep and maintenance of Army supplies and equipment.
Individuals who may have any information or witnessed the shooting are asked to contact the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command at (502) 624-6332 or Fort Knox Police at (502) 624-2111. Persons can also email CID Crime Tips at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
No further information will be released at this time to protect the integrity of the investigation and the rights of all involved.