Naval Officer Killed at Pentagon Bus Stop; Georgia Man Held
WASHINGTON (AP) _ A Navy officer was shot in the chest today at a Pentagon bus stop and died after being evacuated to an area hospital, authorities said.
The FBI, which was investigating the incident, said the shooting was apparently random.
The victim was identified as Cmdr. Edward Higgins, 42, of Alexandria, Va. Pentagon officials said Higgins was shot seven times.
The suspect, identified as Carl E. Campbell, 27, of Manchester, Ga., was scheduled to appear before a federal magistrate later in the day on a murder charge, the FBI said.
FBI spokesman Jim Mull said the attack appeared to be random. He said the assailant walked up to three people sitting on a bench at the bus stop outside the Pentagon and pointed a gun at them. He pulled the trigger twice and it failed to fire, Mull said. On the third attempt the gun did fire, striking the naval officer.
The victim is a staff officer at the Defense Department’s On-Site Inspection Agency, which was created in 1988 to implement terms of the U.S.-Soviet Intermediate-range Nuclear Forces Treaty. The agency operates from an office at Dulles International Airport.