Saturday, May 28, 2022

Navy: Sailor shot, killed after fleeing traffic stop on Little Creek base

VIRGINIA BEACH — Military officials say a Navy sailor has been shot and killed after fleeing a traffic stop on  Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek Friday night.

The shooting occurred about 10 p.m.

A Navy news release says the sailor was spotted driving erratically. Security personnel tried to stop him, but the Navy says he sped toward a gate at speeds approaching 60 mph.

According to the Navy, security barriers were activated and the sailor struck a gas pump as he changed course. He then fled on foot and was shot after a struggle with security personnel.

The Navy did not identify the man, an enlisted sailor.

Two Navy security personnel were treated on the scene for minor injuries.

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