Marine accused of shooting, killing another Marine in South Carolina

Spencer Daily, right, was listed as a suspect in the murder of Tyler Wallingford.

A Marine is in custody in connection with the shooting death of a fellow Marine at Marine Corps Air Station Beaufort in South Carolina.

Cpl. Tyler P. Wallingford, 21, of Standish, Maine, was shot to death in a barracks on Friday night, researchers said. A second 21-year-old Marine corporal, Spencer, T. Daily, was held as a suspect in Wallingford’s death.

A Navy statement said the two men were aircraft ordnance technicians with the same fighter attack training squadron. The Naval Criminal Investigative Service was investigating the shooting.

Further details were not immediately available.


Fox 23 Maine reported that Wallingford joined the Marines in 2016 and had previously served as a volunteer firefighter in Standish, a town of about 10,000 people, 15 miles west of Portland.

“He was always ready and willing to help where he could with everything he could,” Standish fire chief Rob Caron told the station, adding: “When he came back [from boot camp], he was a completely different child, from a toddler to an adult night, it was fantastic, what it did for him and I think we are all just as proud as his parents were.”

The Associated Press contributed to this report.

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