U.S. Navy Identifies Suspect, Victims of Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Shooting

The U.S. Navy identified the suspect and the two victims of the shooting incident at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam on Dec. 4.

Two Department of Defense civilians died following the shooting and the shooter, a Navy Sailor assigned to USS Columbia (SSN 771), died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

The civilians have been identified as:

– 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 Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard (PNSY) is a U.S. Navy shipyard located in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii and is one of just four shipyards operated by the Navy. The shipyard is physically a part of Joint Base Pearl Harbor–Hickam, a combined U.S. military base adjacent to Honolulu, Hawaii. JBPHH is an amalgamation of the U.S. Air Force Hickam Air Force Base and the U.S. Navy Naval Station Pearl Harbor, which were merged in 2010.

The submarine USS Columbia, homeported in Pearl Harbor, remains in dry-dock at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard for routine maintenance. The shooting incident took place at approximately 2:30 p.m. in the vicinity of the shipyard’s Dry Docks 2 and 3.



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