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FRIDAY FOTO: September 20, 2013

After the Violence

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Arif Patani

U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Arif Patani

Secretary of the Navy Ray Mabus speaks to Washington Navy Yard personnel Thursday (Sept. 19), during their first day back to work after the shooting incident that killed 12 workers and the gunman.

September 20, 2013 at 1:30 am Leave a comment

WASHINGTON: Navy Yard Shooting (Latest Update2)

Victims Identified, Review Ordered

Police guard the front entrance of the Washington Navy Yard Tuesday. (U.S. Navy photo by Chatney Auger)

Police guard the front entrance of the Washington Navy Yard Tuesday.
(U.S. Navy photo by Chatney Auger)

The 12 victims of Monday’s mass shooting incident at the Washington Navy Yard have been identified. The three women and nine men ranged in age from 46 to 73.

The alleged shooter, 34-year-old Aaron Alexis of Fort Worth, Texas was also slain Monday during a running gun battle with police. He was identified as a former Navy reservist and a civilian employee of an information technology subcontractor who recently started working at the sprawling Navy facility.

Navy Secretary Ray Mabus today (September 17) ordered a “rapid review” of Navy and Marine Corps security procedures. Mabus said he ordered the review of “every Navy and Marine Corps base in the United States to ensure that we live up to our responsibility of taking care of our people.”

The review by a Navy admiral and a Marine Corps general is due back on Mabus’s desk by Oct. 1 — two weeks after the Navy Yard shootings.

Late Monday night Washington police ruled out reports of a second gunman, saying Aaron had acted alone. A motive for the shootings, that also wounded three people, has not been determined.

According to the Washington Metropolitan Police, these are the names of the victims:

  •  Michael Arnold, 59, Lorton, Virginia
  •  Sylvia Frasier, 53, Waldorf, Maryland
  •  Kathy Gaarde, 62, Woodbridge, Virginia
  •  John Roger Johnson, 73, Derwood, Maryland
  •  Frank Kohler, 50, Tall Timbers, Maryland
  •  Kenneth Bernard Proctor, 46, Waldorf, Maryland
  •  Vishnu Shalchendia Pandit, 61, North Potomac, Maryland
  •  Arthur Daniels, 51,  Washington, DC
  •   Mary Francis Knight, 51, of Reston, Virginia
  •  Gerald L. Read, 58, Alexandria, Virginia
  •  Martin Bodrog, 54, Annandale, Virginia
  •  Richard Michael Ridgell, 52, Westminster, Maryland

September 17, 2013 at 3:12 pm 1 comment

WASHINGTON: Navy Yard Shooting Death Toll Rises, Suspect ID’ed UPDATE

Thirteen Dead

The death toll in the mass shooting incident at the Washington Navy Yard has risen to 13, Washington D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray said today (September 16).

Gray said a 12th victim had died, increasing the death toll to 13 — including the shooter, who was identified by the FBI as Aaron Alexis, 34, of Fort Worth, Texas. “We are looking to learn everything we can about his recent movements, contacts and associates, said Valerie Parlave, head of the FBI’s Washington Field Office. The FBI has been designated lead agency in the shooting investigation.

FBI photo of Aaron Alexis

FBI photo of Aaron Alexis

DC Police Chief Cathy Lanier said the suspect engaged in several gunfights with police before he was shot and killed. “It was one of the worst things we’ve seen in Washington, D.C.,” she added.

“We don’t know what the motive is,” said Gray adding that while there was nothing to indicate the shooting was an act of terrorism “but we haven’t ruled out anything.”

Meanwhile, authorities have ruled out one of two people suspected of being a second shooter.

According to a tweet by the District of Columbia Police Department, a man said to be wearing a khaki or tan military unifrom and carrying a handgun is not a suspect:

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The white male in the tan outfit has been identified and is not a suspect or person of interest.

But Gray and Lanier said police were still seeking a black male witnesses said they saw wearing olive drab military style and carrying a long gun. That man was said to be about 50 years old with graying sideburns. There’s been no word on the status of that part of the investigation.

To see earlier stories, click here.

Aerial file photo of Washington Navy Yard (U.S. Navy photo)

Aerial file photo of Washington Navy Yard
(U.S. Navy photo)

September 16, 2013 at 4:54 pm Leave a comment

WASHINGTON: One Potential Suspect Eliminated in Navy Yard Shooting

Suspected Shooter Eliminated

Washington D.C. police have ended their search for one of the two men identified as potential secondary gunmen in the Navy Yard shootings today (Sept. 16).

According to a tweet by the District of Columbia Police Department, a man said to be wearing a khaki or tan military unifrom and carrying a handgun is not a suspect:

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The white male in the tan outfit has been identified and is not a suspect or person of interest.

DC Police Chief Kathy Lanier said that man and a black male wearing olive drab military style carrying a long gun were being sough as possible second gunmen. No word yet on the status of that second individual.

Twelve people, including the gunmen, were killed in the shooting spree.

September 16, 2013 at 3:54 pm Leave a comment


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