Full coverage: Washington Navy Yard shooting
A gunman tore through the Washington Navy Yard Monday in a rampage that left 13 dead, including the shooter. Aaron Alexis, 34, was shot to death by law enforcement officials as more than 3,000 employees were locked down in their offices. The motive behind the shooting is still unknown, though Alexis had a “pattern of misconduct” during his time in the Navy, according to a Navy officer.
Aaron Alexis was approved to buy a gun and hold a secret security clearance despite mental problems and a questionable military record.
Aaron Alexis, the gunman at the historic Washington Navy Yard, entered the base armed with only a shotgun then apparently “gained access” to a handgun after he began shooting, eventually killing 12 people, the FBI agent in charge of the investigation said Tuesday.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel plans to order a review of security procedures at all Defense Department installations in the U.S. and overseas in the wake of the killing of 12 civilians at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday.
WASHINGTON -- The gunman who killed 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday had been hoping to get back into the Navy but was “experiencing problems” with officials at the base and at his contracting firm, a federal official said.
WASHINGTON — The 34-year-old former Navy electrician’s mate identified as the gunman who killed 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard had been discharged from the service in 2011 after multiple disciplinary infractions, a Navy officer said Monday.