Navy: Sailor Shot by Civilian on Docked Destroyer

Updated: 03/25/2014 10:18 AM
Created: 03/25/2014 10:15 AM

NORFOLK, Va. (AP) - The Navy says the civilian suspected of fatally shooting a sailor aboard a docked destroyer disarmed a petty officer who was on watch and did not use his own weapon.

A Navy news release says the man approached the USS Mahan late Monday night and was confronted by ship security personnel. The Navy says a struggle occurred, and the civilian disarmed the petty officer, and used the weapon to fatally shoot a sailor. The news release says Navy security forces then killed the suspect.

Spokeswoman Terri Davis said early Tuesday that the suspect had access to be at Naval Station Norfolk. The station is the world's largest naval base.

No other injuries were reported.

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FILE - In this May 26, 2004 file photo, the USS Mahan moves up the Hudson River in New York. A sailor was fatally shot aboard the USS Mahan at Naval Station Norfolk Monday and security forces killed a civilian suspect, a base spokeswoman said.
AP Photo/Ed Bailey, File

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