Negligent discharge at 8th and I

| June 16, 2018 | 25 Comments

Stars & Stripes reports that a Marine Guard at the 8th and I Marine Corps Barracks in Washington, DC had a negligent discharge with his weapon and injured himself.

The Marine was transported to George Washington University Hospital immediately after the shooting about 8 a.m., said Capt. Colleen McFadden, a service spokeswoman. She said nearby Marines, Navy Yard emergency responders and local law enforcement and emergency medical officials immediately responded following the incident.

The Marine Barracks, also known as 8th and I because of their location at the intersection of 8th and I streets in southwest Washington, includes the home of the commandant of the Marine Corps., Gen. Robert Neller. The commandant was not impacted by the incident, an official said on condition of anonymity.

Category: Marine Corps

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  1. Jeff LPH 3, 63-66 says:

    I heard yesterday that it was a possible self inflicted gunshot wound but still early to tell till more info comes out.

  2. 2/17 Air Cav says:

    “The commandant was not impacted by the incident….” I guess he wasn’t impacted by a bullet either. And there’s a transfer in somebody’s immediate future.

  3. Non Cedo Ferio says:

    One my dearest friends and mentors used to be the Sergeant Major at 8th and I . I hope this Marine is going to be ok

  4. Ex-PH2 says:

    So these guys aren’t getting any range time now? There used to be an indoor shooting range at Bolling AFB over in Anacostia. I guess that’s gone?

  5. RetiredDevilDoc8404 says:

    Oh, boy that’s not going to be pleasant. The Marines played hell on ND’s in Iraq, guys were threatened with NJPs if they had one. I can only imagine what that poor bastard’s office hours are going to be like, ouch!

  6. Tallywhagger says:

    If anything can happen, it probably will.

  7. Mark Lauer says:

    No, no, no…that was NOT a negligent discharge.

    We Marines always check to make sure our weapons are in working order, so we’ll fire a round at random intervals, and in unusual places. If we get wounded, it’s just more proof the weapon works as it should.

    That’s my story and I’m stickin’ to it.

  8. Andy11M says:

    I’ve heard of people doing crazy things to get out of guard duty, but this takes the cake.

    • Hack Stone says:

      Back in the 1980’s (some time around ‘87 or ‘88) there was a young Marine guarding the armory at 10th Marines. He had an upcoming inspection, field exercise and a deployment to Okinawa in his immediate future, none of which he was too enthusiastic about. So Marines being Marines, he asked around to find someone to shoot him in the leg with a .22 rifle. On the night in question, he is sitting on the cleaning table with one leg extended, when a shot from the barracks being built across rings out. He screams out that he has been shot, so the other guard (not in on the shenanigans) asks him where the shot came from. He tells him the barracks being erected across the street. So Marine Guard #2 empties his magazine at the building. He did not hit the “sniper”. Marine Guard #1 gets rushed to the hospital, and via the barracks rumor network, the 1st Sgt bears that the kid kept a .22 rifle in the trunk of his car, which was no longer there. The “sniper” got 6 months, Guard #1 went away for a long, long time.

  9. Green Thumb says:


    This is bad.

    Someones about to get hung out in the breeze.

  10. Thunderstixx says:

    Somebody’s dik is swinging in the wind…
    The old titty in the wringer trick !!!
    The butt in the sling thing !!!

  11. rgr769 says:

    I guess the Marine gate guards are loaded for “bear” or jihadi’s, as the case may be. Back in the olden days, no snuffies were given live ammo outside a war zone or a rifle range, with the exception of MP’s and officers carrying the cash payrolls.

  12. Martinjmpr says:

    His career in the Marines may be over but he could always apply to the FBI.

    What, too soon? 😀

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