HARRIMAN, Tenn. — Authorities in Roane County said they are investigating a shooting in which a 15-year-old is charged with killing a Fort Campbell soldier Sunday night.
MarStratton Gordon, a 23-year-old soldier stationed in Fort Campbell, Ky., was shot about 7:35 p.m. at a residence on Byrd Avenue in Harriman, according to a news release from the office of the 9th Judicial District Attorney General Russell Johnson.
Fort Campbell confirmed that Gordon was a member of the 101st Sustainment Brigade and was a heavy truck driver.
Authorities believe Gordon was between deployments and on leave visiting his girlfriend when a domestic altercation resulted in the 15-year-old shooting Gordon once with a handgun, killing him, according to the release.
Fort Campbell said the soldier’s records did not indicate any deployments, but officials were working to confirm that information.
The teenager’s name was not released, and further information about the shooting and the events leading up to it were not available.
An autopsy is being conducted at the Regional Forensics Center in Knoxville to determine the cause and manner of death.
The Harriman Police Department, the Tennessee Bureau of Investigation and the 9th Judicial District Attorney General’s Office are investigating the shooting.
Gordon arrived at Fort Campbell in March 2015 and enlisted in the Army in November 2014. His home of record is Lithonia, Ga., and was born in Tennessee, according to Fort Campbell. He was single.