MEMPHIS — Subdued by fellow soldiers and arrested by local police, a Tennessee National Guardsman was being held Friday and awaiting charges in the shooting of two of his superiors at an armory north of Memphis.
The sergeant first class, whose name was not released, had been disciplined before he opened fire with a handgun Thursday at the armory in Millington, Tenn., according to a law enforcement official who had been briefed on the case.
The official was not authorized to discuss the investigation publicly and spoke on condition of anonymity.
The wounded, a major and a sergeant major who had both served overseas, were expected to be released from a Memphis hospital soon, said Maj. Gen. Max Haston, adjutant general of the Tennessee Guard.
All three of the men were recruiters, and the shooter has been in the Guard about six or seven years, Haston said.