27 Feb '17, 7pm

Navy identifies sailor killed at Oceana

Navy officials released the identity of a sailor shot inside a hangar on Feb. 24 at Naval Air Station Oceana, Virginia, after he crashed his vehicle through the base's back gate. He later died from those wounds. The sailor, Information Systems Technician Seaman Robert Colton Wright, assigned to Oceana-based Strike Fighter Squadron 81, was shot by masters at arms who responded to a distress call at the squadron’s hangar, according to information released by the Navy Feb. 26. The incident apparently began with a hit-and-run incident near the base after which Wright’s car was being sought by Virginia Beach Police in connection with the incident, the release said. “At approximately 10:10 p.m., Wright crashed his vehicle through NAS Oceana’s back gate, which was closed, locked and unmanned after normal operating hours,” the release said. “A short time later, base security recei...

Full article: https://www.navytimes.com/articles/navy-identifies-sailor...

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