Father says his son was killed in shooting on USS Mahan

Father says his son was killed in shooting on USS Mahan

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Mark Mayo was killed in Monday night's shooting on USS Mahan.

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Associated Press

Posted on March 26, 2014 at 10:09 AM

Updated Wednesday, Mar 26 at 12:38 PM

12:30 p.m. UPDATE: There will be 2:30 p.m. briefing on the investigation into the shooting at Nval Station Norfolk.

 

HAGERSTOWN, Md. (AP) -- The father of a military policeman from Maryland says his son was the victim killed when a civilian approached a destroyer docked at Naval Station Norfolk and disarmed a sailor on watch.

Decondi Mayo says a Navy representative told him Tuesday that his son Mark Mayo had been killed. The Navy has not released that information.

Decondi Mayo spoke to The Associated Press on Wednesday outside a Hagerstown home.

Mark Mayo's mother, Sharon Blair, tells The Herald-Mail newspaper her son spent his adolescence in the home and was 24 when he was killed in the Monday shooting.

Navy officials say a civilian approached USS Mahan, disarmed a sailor and shot another who came to help. They haven't identified the civilian.

Blair tells the paper Mayo had been a military policeman since completing special forces training in 2008 and patrolled the base.

AP-WF-03-26-14 1346GMT

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