Navy releases name of sailor killed after traffic stop
VIRGINIA BEACH, Va. (AP) — Military authorities have released the name of a sailor who was fatally shot by security personnel at a Navy base in Virginia after a traffic stop.
Navy officials on Monday identified the sailor as 25-year-old Juan Gerardo Medina-Reynaga.
Medina-Reynaga was a native of Kansas assigned to USS George H.W. Bush.
Investigators say security personnel stopped a 2016 Dodge Charger that was being driven erratically on the Virginia Beach military base Friday night.
Officials say Medina-Reynaga sped away from the traffic stop, hitting a gas pump while trying to avoid an automatic barrier.
Medina-Reynaga then led security officers on a foot chase that ended in a struggle. Officials say he was shot after assaulting security personnel and trying to take a weapon from a security officer.