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Two killed at Virginia shipyard

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posted on Mar, 25 2014 @ 12:42 PM
A US Navy sailor was shot and killed by a civilian on the USS Mahan (DDG-72), while docked at the shipyard in Norfolk, Virginia. The yard was locked down for 45 minutes afterwards. The man, a civilian with rights to be on base, was attempting to board the ship, when the security detail refused to allow him access.

During the scuffle with the security detail, the man grabbed the sidearm of the Petty Officer in charge of the detail, and shot and killed a sailor that was coming to assist with the struggle. The man was shot and killed by security forces on the ship. NCIS is leading the investigation.

(Reuters) - A civilian shot dead a sailor aboard a ship at a U.S. Navy base in Norfolk, Virginia, late on Monday before being killed by base security forces, naval officials said.

Security services briefly shut down Naval Station Norfolk after the incident involving the two men, which occurred on board the USS Mahan destroyer while it was docked at the base's Pier 1, Navy spokeswoman Beth Baker said.

The civilian had been carrying a firearm on the base in violation of rules that only allow security personnel to do so, Baker said.

Norfolk, Va. – A sailor and a civilian suspect are dead following a shooting at Naval Station Norfolk Monday night.
The shooting happened around 11:20pm at Pier 1 onboard the USS Mahan. Both were pronounced dead at the scene.
According to the Navy, the civilian suspect approached the quarterdeck of USS Mahan where he was confronted by ship security personnel. A scuffle ensued after security forces wouldn’t let him get past the entrance to the ship. During the scuffle, the man grabbed a gun from the Petty Officer on watch and shot a sailor that was responding to the security breach. Naval security forces then killed the suspect. The suspect was not armed with his own gun, officials say.

posted on Mar, 26 2014 @ 12:22 PM
1. Why is there not more in the news about this?
2. Why have they not released the identity of the individual?
3. If he disarmed someone and shot another was he testing response time to the largest Naval Yard in the US?

This quote jumps out from the mother.

Blair told the paper her son had been a military policeman since completing special forces training in 2008 and patrolled the base.
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I know quite a few ex SF members and these are people trained to 'see' something before it happens. Does not add up to me...

and what was on the truck/flatbed he got in with....

A civilian who disarmed a guard and fatally shot a sailor on a docked destroyer before being killed himself entered the base on a tractor-trailer with a transportation worker's credential, according to the Navy and a military official.

More questions than answers....
edit on 03pm31pmf0000002014-03-26T12:25:32-05:001232 by matafuchs because: (no reason given)

posted on Mar, 26 2014 @ 12:38 PM
reply to post by matafuchs

It's not even getting coverage here. I wonder if it was a test run.

posted on Mar, 26 2014 @ 12:40 PM
When stuff like this happens on bases, the media doesn't typically cover it. I've been told about shootings on the base near me that never, ever were picked up or mentioned in any of the local media.

They take care of their own problems internally, apparently.

posted on Mar, 26 2014 @ 12:45 PM
reply to post by MystikMushroom

NCIS is the lead agency unless they need assistance with something, in which case the FBI will be enlisted to help.

posted on Mar, 26 2014 @ 01:27 PM
On base issues are often not reported too heavily if it is a domestic dispute, drunk soldier,etc, but this is a bit different. Macdill 4 or 5 times a year would have someone who drove up to the guard shack and acted the fool and it would make local media coverage. This a blacked out.

He drove onto a base in a flatbed truck. Went directly to a specific ship it seems. He disarmed the Night Watch Officer and shot another soldier. Then he was gunned down.

The name of the soldier who died has been leaked so why not the perp. Again, hope it is nothing but with the countries state of affairs it seems like there could be more.

Just odd to have a case of 'workplace violence' occur again as the current admin calls it.

posted on Mar, 28 2014 @ 07:31 AM
Suspect is named.


The civilian gunman believed to have killed a sailor aboard the destroyer Mahan on Monday night before being fatally shot is Jeffrey Tyrone Savage, sources familiar with the Navy’s investigation said Thursday.

Savage, 35, of Portsmouth, Va., did not appear to have served in the Navy and his motivation for storming the Mahan’s quarterdeck and attacking the petty officer of the watch remains unclear, two sources said.

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