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Suspect in custody after SC Marine shot and killed on air station in Beaufort, Corps official says

21-year-old Marine killed in shooting at Marine Corps Air Station in Beaufort, SC

Cpl. Tyler P. Wallingford, 21, has been identified as the victim of a fatal April 12, 2019 shooting at the Marine Corps Air Station in Beaufort, S.C.
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Cpl. Tyler P. Wallingford, 21, has been identified as the victim of a fatal April 12, 2019 shooting at the Marine Corps Air Station in Beaufort, S.C.

A MAG-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., Second 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.

This story will be updated as more information becomes available.

Lana Ferguson has covered crime, police, and other news for The Island Packet & Beaufort Gazette since June 2018. Before coming to the Lowcountry, she worked for publications in her home state of Virginia and graduated from the University of Mississippi, where she was editor of the college’s daily newspaper.
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