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Suspected motorcyle thief killed, another wounded by Navy guard

The Associated Press - (Published September 23, 2004)

CORONADO, Calif. (AP) - A sailor guarding a Navy base opened fire at three suspected motorcycle thieves, killing one and wounding another, authorities said Thursday.
Navy Capt. Townsend G. Alexander said the guard acted in self-defense, but declined to provide any details. The three male suspects, all civilians, were not armed.

The shooting occurred Wednesday night in a government parking lot that was outside the fence at Naval Air Station North Island on Coronado, home port for three of the Navy's aircraft carriers. A sentry posted in the area reported suspicious activity and four guards at the base converged on the scene, Alexander said.

One guard, an enlisted sailor who had been trained as a military policeman, fired three shots from his Navy-issued 9mm Beretta as the suspects attempted to flee the scene on the motorcycle, Alexander said.

"He did feel that his life was being threatened," Alexander said.

The Coronado Police Department took one suspect into custody on the San Diego-Coronado Bridge. The other was arrested near the bridge. Both men were taken to the hospital, where one died.

A third suspect remained at large.
 

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Good for the seamen! O, WAIT, did I just say seamen?!? :lol:
 

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Go Navy!!!!! It's not just a job, its an adventure!!!! ;)

Hey Chris, is that your ride in ur avatar ?
 

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O, yes it is! Just as the pic in my profile.....and no it wasn't me speeding on any of those highways... :thumbs:
 

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Gas Man said:
O, yes it is! Just as the pic in my profile.....and no it wasn't me speeding on any of those highways... :thumbs:

Nope, I didnt see anything..just a blur!! :dthumb:
 

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Thats got to suck. Well, the seamen did his job. Good for him. I bet they will give him a medal or a 3 day weekend now. :lol: :crazy:
 

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Gas Man said:
O, yes it is! Just as the pic in my profile.....and no it wasn't me speeding on any of those highways... :thumbs:

Sweet bike there Chris.
 

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LOL I like that one John. Good one. :dthumb:
 

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I'll keep an eye for a follow up to this story..see what else materializes..

Go NAVY!!! :yesnod:
 

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Need4Speed750 said:
The three male suspects, all civilians, were not armed.


One guard, an enlisted sailor who had been trained as a military policeman, fired three shots from his Navy-issued 9mm Beretta as the suspects attempted to flee the scene on the motorcycle
hhmm..3 suspects...all trying to get away on 1 motorcycle? how far did they think they would get :screwy:
 

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I'm still trying to figure out how his life was threatened if they were unarmed and trying to flee? Little trigger happy, can't wait for the family to begin the lawsuit.
 

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I'm still trying to figure out how his life was threatened if they were unarmed and trying to flee? Little trigger happy, can't wait for the family to begin the lawsuit.
Yea I thought about that when reading the article. It just doesn't make sense to me.
 

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damn bike thieves...they should all be lock em all up for life!!!! Go out and get a job and buy your own like the rest of us!!!! :bash:

the other navy officers/mates that were there will back him up,and its thier word against the suspects, so not much will probably come of this in the end..the victims family will make a case for sure..but well, u know.. :skep:
 

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The trick was to say he felt his life was threatened, otherwise he's looking at jail time.

Thats all he has to say and stick to it.
 

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Poor lil Navy Semen felt threatened by people fleeing on a motorcycle? Last I heard shooting someone in the back is not self defense.
 

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pickle.of.doom said:
Poor lil Navy Semen felt threatened by people fleeing on a motorcycle? Last I heard shooting someone in the back is not self defense.
Good point but they had it comin to em!! :rant:
 

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there is so many variables that we dont know..they could have been shouting threats, they could have said they had a gun or weapon when they really didnt, 1 or more of them could have tried to charge the guard, then turned around when he showed his gun...it could be any number of issues that only the courts will decipher...but yeah..thieves suck, and bike thieves at that..batrastards!! :bash:
 
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