UPDATE: Marine killed in Camp Lejeune shooting identified - Cincinnati News, FOX19-WXIX TV

UPDATE: Marine killed in Camp Lejeune shooting identified

Lance Cpl. Mark N. Boterf (Source: WITN) Lance Cpl. Mark N. Boterf (Source: WITN)
The building at Camp Lejeune where Lance Cpl. Mark N. Boterf was shot and killed by a fellow Marine Tuesday evening. (Source: WECT) The building at Camp Lejeune where Lance Cpl. Mark N. Boterf was shot and killed by a fellow Marine Tuesday evening. (Source: WECT)
Another shot of the building where Boterf was shot and killed. (Source: WECT) Another shot of the building where Boterf was shot and killed. (Source: WECT)
Officials say the shooting was likely caused by a negligent discharge. (Source: WITN) Officials say the shooting was likely caused by a negligent discharge. (Source: WITN)

CAMP LEJEUNE, NC (WECT) – The Marine killed in Tuesday night's fatal shooting at Camp Lejeune has been identified.

According to officials, Lance Cpl. Mark N. Boterf, 21, of Crawley, Texas, died April 8 after receiving a single gunshot wound to the chest while on sentry duty at Camp Lejeune's main gate

Boterf's death was likely caused by a negligent discharge, according to Director of Public Affairs for MCIEAST-MCB Camp Lejeune Nat Fahy.

Officials say a Marine standing guard at the main gate fired his M4 rifle, issued to him as part of his job, and killed Boterf.

Fahy explained it will take several weeks of forensic examination, however, to confirm the initial assessment with absolute certainty.

The two Marines were monitoring incoming traffic onto the base. A spokesman for Camp Lejeune says it wasn't just the two guards, and that at least one other Marine was present at the main gate.

The incident happened around 5:30 p.m. Fire crews and emergency medical personnel arrived shortly following the shooting and transferred the victim to Naval Hospital Camp Lejeune, where the victim was pronounced dead at 6:10 p.m.

The Marine who fired the shot is in custody.

The shooting is being investigated by the Naval Criminal Investigative Service.

The incident comes after Specialist Ivan Lopez killed three soldiers and injured 16 others during a shooting spree at Fort Hood in central Texas on April 2. Lopez was later found dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

Copyright 2014 WECT. All rights reserved. 

  • FOX19 HeadlinesMore>>

  • Mason schools investigating messages causing allegations of racism

    Mason schools investigating messages causing allegations of racism

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 9:10 PM EST2018-01-18 02:10:15 GMT
    FOX19 NOWFOX19 NOW
    Shortly after Mason City Schools dealing with a teacher telling a student he would be lynched if he didn't get back on task comes a new dilemma. School officials said at least three students received an alleged racist Snapchat message. It reads in part, "Well I hate black kids. Why does you [student name and student name] have to be in mason. Y'all are such a bad influence to the white kids." Dejuana Blackshear said her son is one of the students who received the...Full Story >
    Shortly after Mason City Schools dealing with a teacher telling a student he would be lynched if he didn't get back on task comes a new dilemma. School officials said at least three students received an alleged racist Snapchat message. It reads in part, "Well I hate black kids. Why does you [student name and student name] have to be in mason. Y'all are such a bad influence to the white kids." Dejuana Blackshear said her son is one of the students who received the...Full Story >
  • Authorities: Deputy fatally shoots teen in Ohio courtroom

    Authorities: Deputy fatally shoots teen in Ohio courtroom

    Wednesday, January 17 2018 5:34 PM EST2018-01-17 22:34:09 GMT
    Wednesday, January 17 2018 9:06 PM EST2018-01-18 02:06:53 GMT

    Authorities say a deputy fatally shot a 16-year-old boy in an Ohio courtroom when a fight broke out.

    Full Story >

    Authorities say a deputy fatally shot a 16-year-old boy in an Ohio courtroom when a fight broke out.

    Full Story >
  • At least 10 deaths from snow, ice and record cold in South

    At least 10 deaths from snow, ice and record cold in South

    Tuesday, January 16 2018 10:53 PM EST2018-01-17 03:53:25 GMT
    Wednesday, January 17 2018 9:06 PM EST2018-01-18 02:06:50 GMT

    A wintry mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain has blanketed a large swath of the South, trailed by a blast of frigid air that could approach record low temperatures.

    Full Story >

    A wintry mix of snow, sleet and freezing rain has blanketed a large swath of the South, trailed by a blast of frigid air that could approach record low temperatures.

    Full Story >
Powered by Frankly