Marine Shot and Killed at Beaufort Air Station, Another Marine in Custody

An F-35B Lightning II performs a vertical landing on board Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, South Carolina. An F-35B crashed for the first time on Sept. 28. The pilot ejected and has been released from Beaufort Memorial Hospital. (US Marine Corps photo/Jonah Lovy)
An F-35B Lightning II performs a vertical landing on board Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort, South Carolina. An F-35B crashed for the first time on Sept. 28. The pilot ejected and has been released from Beaufort Memorial Hospital. (US Marine Corps photo/Jonah Lovy)

A Marine Aircraft Group-31 Marine was shot and killed by a fellow Marine Friday night on the Marine Corps Air Station in Beaufort, a Corps official said Saturday morning.

The shooting occurred at 9:30 p.m., 2nd Lt. Kevin L. Buss, MCAS Beaufort's Communication Strategy and Operations director, said in an emailed statement. The statement said a suspect is in custody.

Buss declined to say where on the base the shooting took place.

He said the investigation is ongoing.

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