Sailor Shot and Killed at Oceana Naval Air Station
A US Navy sailor was shot and killed by a security officer at Oceana Naval Air Station in Virginia Beach late Friday night. It all began with the report of a hit-and-run accident. But very few details have been released by either the Virginia Beach police or the US Navy.
Just before 10 p.m., Virginia Beach police responded to the intersection of Dam Neck and Drakesmile roads for a report of a hit-and-run accident. They were able to locate the victim of the hit-and-run, who had no injuries. As they investigated the scene, they noticed Gate 2 of the Naval facility was damaged, so they proceeded onto the base and contacted Naval Security.
Naval Security responded at around 10:15 p.m. and found a man at the scene. Navy spokeswoman Jennifer Colaizzi, stated that the security officer fired his weapon “his safety and the safety of other personnel in the area.”
The sailor later succumbed to his wounds after transport to the hospital. The sailor’s name is not being released until next of kin are notified.
What was the sailor doing that got him fatally shot? Did he make a move toward a critical area?
The short report that is repeated on all media is not particularly informative, and leaves way too much air space for speculation by any news media. Hopefully, authorities will release details soon.
The incident began with a report of a hit-and-run crash in Virginia Beach near Naval Air Station Oceana https://t.co/itx9Ez4vGv
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Sailor shot and killed by security at Naval Air Station Oceana: https://t.co/MxpaERgiO2
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— WTKR News 3 (@WTKR3) February 26, 2017
This whole thing stinks to high heaven…
— Jhurd (@jhurd2380) February 25, 2017
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