April 17, 2018
18 year-old Pvt. Jacob S. Malcolm of Hedgesville, W. Va. Malcolm enlisted with the Army in February of 2017 and at the time of his death was stationed at Fort PolkFort Polk officials are investigating the circumstances surrounding the death of a soldier who was fatally shot on Thursday.
According to spokesperson Kim Reischling, the soldier suffered a fatal gunshot wound at a residence at the Vernon Parish installation and was pronounced dead by the Vernon Parish deputy coroner at 7:04 p.m.
She said the gunshot wound was not self-inflicted.
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