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News Release: Navy Announces Three Deaths in Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard Shooting


12/06/19 03:18 PM

For Immediate Release                                                                                 Release  #JB011-19


JOINT BASE PEARL HARBOR-HICKAM – Two Department of Defense civilians died following a shooting at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard at Joint Base Pearl Harbor Hickam on Dec. 4.  The shooter, a Navy Sailor assigned to USS Columbia (SSN 771), died from 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 in Pearl Harbor, remains in dry-dock at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard for routine maintenance.


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