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Feds File More Charges In Tennessee Armory Shooting

Feds File More Charges In Tennessee Armory Shooting

CREATED Apr 15, 2014

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - Federal prosecutors have added new charges to those filed against a Tennessee National Guard recruiter accused of trying to kill four superiors in a shooting at an armory northeast of Memphis.

A superseding indictment filed by the U.S. attorney's office in Memphis adds eight new charges against Amos Patton, a 14-year Guard veteran who has already pleaded not guilty to existing charges that he tried to kill four Guard members inside the armory in Millington on October 24.

Prosecutors said Patton pulled a gun from a fanny pack and started shooting after he was told he was being relieved of duty and dismissed from active service for alleged misconduct.

The new charges were filed after Patton's defense lawyer challenged prosecutors' legal grounds for charging Patton in federal court.

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