The base commander, Col. Charles Brown Jr, said Monday that it was unclear whether the man fired his weapon, how many shots were fired or if the man exchanged words with the two guards before the shooting. The base didn't immediately respond to a message seeking updates Tuesday from The Associated Press.
In January, [McElroy] told a [Pulaski County sheriff's] deputy he had found three "spy devices" on his home's electronics and chandelier that he believed were placed by "General N.B. Forrest and Colonel Sanders" from the base. The names were possibly references to Nathan Bedford Forrest, a Confederate general and early leader of the Ku Klux Klan, and Colonel Harland Sanders, the founder of Kentucky Fried Chicken.
"Mr. McElroy was advised the likelihood of this being factual was pretty slim, however he demanded the events be documented for his safety," according to a report released by the sheriff.
A deputy also went to McElroy's home last year after his father reported that McElroy claimed he'd been held captive by more than 25 people during the day. McElroy was "hallucinating" and pointing out individuals who weren't present, according to a sheriff's report.