Navy identifies sailor shot by base security after a high-speed chase


A Virginia-based Sailor was killed by Naval Security Forces on Friday after a high-speed chase became a violent encounter.

Aviation Boatswain’s Mate (Fuels) Airman Juan Gerardo Medina-Reynaga of Joint Base Little Creek-Fort Story has been identified as the deceased suspect, who was killed after attempting to take control of a sidearm from one of the security officers.

According to the Navy Times, Medina-Reynaga led security forces on a dramatic chase around the base, attempting to flee authorities in his Dodge Charger.

“During the altercation, Medina-Reynaga assaulted security personnel and attempted to remove a weapon from a (security forces) officer,” a press release stated.

Medical aid was rendered, but ultimately proved to be ineffective.

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