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TN National Guard recruiter to stand trial in shooting

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By ADRIAN SAINZ
Associated Press

MEMPHIS, Tenn. (AP) - A Tennessee National Guard recruiter is facing trial on charges that he tried to kill four of his superiors in a shooting at an armory north of Memphis.

Jury selection is scheduled to begin Monday in the trial of Amos Patton, who has pleaded not guilty to charges that he tried to kill four Guard members inside the armory in Millington on Oct. 24, 2013.

Prosecutors say 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. Authorities say three guard members suffered minor injuries in the shooting.

Investigators say a fourth soldier fought with Patton and helped subdue him after he fled the armory.

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