Alleged Army National Guard Center Shooter Identified

(Millington, TN) Two people were shot near the Naval Support Activity Mid-South in Millington.

A co-worker told News Channel 3 that the shooter was Amos Patton and that he is from Cordova. Sources tell us he has been investigated before.

The injured soldiers were identified as Major William J. Crawford and Sergeant Major Ricky R. McKenzie.

The shooting happened at 12:47 p.m. at the Army National Guard Recruiting center on Attu Street.

A U.S. Navy spokesperson says the shooter was a National Guardsman and that he used a handgun.

Maj. Gen. Max Haston said the alleged shooter is a Sergent First Class and a seasoned recruiter.

The recruiter had reportedly been fired, then left and returned with a gun.

The shooter, who shot two of his superiors, was taken into custody by other guardsmen.

One guardsman was shot in the leg, the other in the foot. They were taken to the MED for treatment.

People at the Naval Support Activity center were told to shelter in place for about 20 minutes.

James Puddephatt was sitting in the parking lot, waiting for his Army recruiter, when he saw someone run down a hill and jump into a ditch.

“He got on the cellphone and I guess he was contacting the police, and I start driving up and I seen two other soldiers fall on the ground out here right in front of the building, and it looked like they had blood on the back of their uniforms,” he said.



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