by B. Christopher Agee, Western Journalism:
Just hours after a sailor aboard a guided-missile destroyer was fatally shot by a civilian, reports are surfacing regarding how he attained the weapon. The incident happened late Monday evening at the U.S. Naval Station in Norfolk, Va.
Reports indicate an unarmed civilian who had permission to be on the base made his way aboard the USS Mahan, at which point he was confronted by a guard. A spokesperson for the base indicated a struggle ensued, and the civilian was able to disarm the security officer. He then used the firearm to shoot and kill a sailor attempting to aid the guard.
The gunman was fatally shot immediately following the encounter.
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