Crime & Public Safety

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

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 reported on a smorgasbord of 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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