The Army's Criminal Investigations Division has taken over a probe into the shooting last week of an executive officer at Defense Depot Ogden.
Division agents declined Monday to give any details on circumstances of the shooting of Maj. Christy J. Merrick, who was found Thursday in her quarters with a gunshot wound to her head.Merrick, 37, remained in serious condition Monday in McKay-Dee Hospital's intensive care unit. She was found at 1:45 p.m. Thursday in temporary housing unit at the depot.
Ken Hoyal, resident agent of the Defense Criminal Investigative Service, said Merrick's rank and position as executive officer of the Army's 1120th Signal Battalion put the matter under the jurisdiction of the CID.
"The matter became a little more clear this weekend, but I feel it is ethically more appropriate for the CID to comment on it," Hoyal said.
The Criminal Investigation Division's Utah branch operates out of Fort Douglas in Salt Lake City, with David Treadway as its resident agent.
Treadway said he has taken over the investigation, but he would not comment on any findings.
"We're just like any other law enforcement agency," he said. "Until we know all the facts, we don't know anything."
He referred all questions to Lt. Col. Dennis R. McGill, commander of the Fort Carson, Colo., District Criminal Investigation Division.
"We're not ruling out anything," McGill said.