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Marine Corps releases name of Marine killed in shooting

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The identity of the soldier killed in the 5:30 p.m. incident was not immediately released. The identity of the soldier killed in the 5:30 p.m. incident was not immediately released.
CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. -

The U.S. Marine Corps released the identity of the Marine who was killed April 8 in what the Pentagon said appeared to be an accidental shooting.

The Marine Corps said Lance Cpl. Mark N. Boterf, 21, of Crawley, Texas, died as a result of the shooting. Boterf had no deployment history, according to the Marine Corps.

Department of Defense spokesman Army Col. Steven Warren told reporters Wednesday that indications point to a "negligent discharge" as the cause of Tuesday's death in a guard shack at the main gate to Camp Lejeune.

Base spokesman Nat Fahy says it will take several weeks of examination to confirm that the shooting was accidental.

The Marine who fired the single shot from his M4 rifle about 5:30 p.m. remains in custody while the Naval Criminal Investigative Service reviews the incident. He hasn't been publicly identified.

WNCN Staff contributed to this report.

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