JACKSONVILLE, N.C. — Authorities say a 24-year-old Marine at Camp Lejeune has been charged with killing a former deputy from Crestview, Fla., at a shooting at his Jacksonville home.
Police said they arrested Cpl. Benjamin Marisic shortly after officers were called to his home around 3:45 a.m. Friday and found 39-year-old Dale Smith dead.
Investigators are trying to determine a motive for the shooting.
Authorities say Smith was a civilian contractor. He worked for the sheriff offices in Okaloosa County and Bay County in the past decade.
Camp Lejeune officials say Marisic is a rifleman assigned to the 3rd Battalion 2nd Marines. They say he is a Pittsburgh native who joined the Marines in 2009 and spent six months deployed to Afghanistan in 2011. It wasn’t known if he had a lawyer.