Marine, 21, is shot in his barracks by & # 39; co-recruit & # 39; at the South Carolina Air Base

Marine, 21, is shot in his barracks by & # 39; co-recruit & # 39; at the South Carolina Air Base

  • Cpl. Tyler Wallingford, 21, was shot and killed on Friday night at the Marines Corps Air Station in Beaufort, South Carolina
  • Cpl. Spencer Daily, also 21, is accused of shooting him in custody
  • The Marines have not yet identified his alleged motive or shared other details
  • Wallingford was a voluntary firefighter in his birthplace Standish, Maine
  • Both he and Daily were Aircraft Ordnance Technicians with VMFAT-501

A navy was shot in his barracks, reportedly by one of his comrades, at their airbase in South Carolina.

Cpl. Tyler Wallingford, 21, died on Friday after being shot in his barracks at the Beaufort Marine Corps Air Station in South Carolina.

Cpl. Spencer Daily, who is also 21, is being held for his death.

It is unclear why he reportedly shot Wallingford, a beloved son and friend who was also a volunteer firefighter.

Cpl. Tyler Wallingford, 21, died on Friday

Cpl. Spencer Daily, also 21, is being held in custody

Cpl. Spencer Daily, also 21, is being held in custody

Cpl. Tyler Wallingford, 21, (left) was shot dead on Friday at the Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort in South Carolina. Cpl. Spencer Daily (right) is in custody for his death

The Naval Criminal Investigative Service leads the investigation into his death.

Second Lieutenant Kevin Buss, a spokesperson for the Marines, has not yet revealed what the alleged motive of Daily was.

& # 39; Our deepest condolences go to the family and friends of our fallen Marine & # 39 ;, he told DailyMail.com in a statement.

It is unclear how long he and Wallingford had been in the army.

The couple were friends on Facebook and both were Aircraft Ordnance Technicians with VMFAT-501.

Recruited daily in 2015 and Wallingford applied in 2016.

The grieving family of Wallingford in Standish, Maine, begged for answers on social media as the news of his death spread.

The men are both Aircraft Ordnance Technicians with VMFAT-501 at the Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort in South Carolina (photo)

The men are both Aircraft Ordnance Technicians with VMFAT-501 at the Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort in South Carolina (photo)

The men are both Aircraft Ordnance Technicians with VMFAT-501 at the Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort in South Carolina (photo)

Friends and relatives paid a tribute to Wallingford on social media as a & # 39; great soul & # 39 ;. He was a volunteer firefighter in his hometown of Standish, Maine

Friends and relatives paid a tribute to Wallingford on social media as a & # 39; great soul & # 39 ;. He was a volunteer firefighter in his hometown of Standish, Maine

Friends and relatives paid a tribute to Wallingford on social media as a & # 39; great soul & # 39 ;. He was a volunteer firefighter in his hometown of Standish, Maine

Friends and relatives paid a tribute to Wallingford on social media as a & # 39; great soul & # 39 ;. He was a volunteer firefighter in his hometown of Standish, Maine

Friends and relatives paid a tribute to Wallingford on social media as a & # 39; great soul & # 39 ;. He was a volunteer firefighter in his hometown of Standish, Maine

& # 39; I still can't believe my cousin has disappeared. My family is absolutely broken.

The alleged motive of Daily is unknown

The alleged motive of Daily is unknown

The alleged motive of Daily is unknown

& # 39; Tyler was just an adventurous, fun young man, & # 39; said his aunt Amy Hanen on Facebook.

& # 39; His whole life was an adventure. He absolutely loved the outdoors and was physically pushed to another level, & she added.

The young man's parents have not yet spoken about his death.

Friends describe him as a & # 39; great soul & # 39; who has touched & # 39; so many people & # 39 ;.

& # 39; You were such a good person & # 39 ;, a friend said in a tribute on social media.

According to his social media page, he only had a girlfriend two months ago. She still has to publicly comment on his death.

Wallingford had a girlfriend as recently as two months ago, according to his social media accounts. They are shown together, above

Wallingford had a girlfriend as recently as two months ago, according to his social media accounts. They are shown together, above

Wallingford had a girlfriend as recently as two months ago, according to his social media accounts. They are shown together, above

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