Two Fort Campbell Soldiers Killed, Suspect in custody

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Jeremy Demar, (Photo: Clarksville Police Department)

Two Fort Campbell soldiers are dead in the wake of a domestic violence incident in a rural Kentucky town bordering the Tennessee military base.

Police identified the two dead soldiers as Pricilla East, 32 and Christopher Hoch, 28. The alleged shooter, 35-year-old Jeremy Demar, is East’s estranged husband.

According to Kentucky State Police, East was with Hoch and a 16-year-old boy when Demar allegedly kicked in the door and started shooting.

He did not shoot the teenager, who fought Demar until he ran off. The teenager has been taken to Tennova Healthcare Hospital for minor injuries.

Demar left the scene with his child but was was arrested without incident by the Clarksville Police Department at his apartment on Union Hall Road just after 9:30 p.m. The child was not injured.

Police spokesman Lt. Steve Warren said Demar was booked into the Montgomery County Jail Friday on $250,000 bond. Demar was charged Friday with murder, murder-domestic violence, burglary and assault. He is being held at the Montgomery County Jail. Records don’t indicate whether he has an attorney.