Navy announces three deaths in Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard shooting

06 December 2019

From Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam

Two Department of Defense civilians died following the shooting and the shooter, a U.S. Navy Sailor, died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
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Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam file photo. (U.S. Navy/MCC Amanda Gray)
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Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam file photo. (U.S. Navy/MCC Amanda Gray)
Photo By: MC1 Amanda Gray
VIRIN: 191007-N-UD469-0034

PEARL HARBOR - Two Department of Defense civilians died following a shooting at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam, Dec. 4. The shooter, a Navy Sailor assigned to USS Columbia (SSN 771), died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The civilians have been identified:

- Vincent J. Kapoi of Hawaii, metals inspector apprentice, Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard.

- Roldan A. Agustin of Hawaii, shop planner (nondestructive testing), Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard.

The Sailor was identified as Machinist’s Mate (Auxiliary) Fireman Gabriel Antonio Romero of Texas, assigned to USS Columbia (SSN 771). The submarine, homeported in Pearl Harbor, remains in drydock at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard for routine maintenance.

Visit their websites for more information on Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard and USS Columbia.

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