Andersen Air Force Base Public Affairs has confirmed that a man that was shot on the air base this morning is dead. “At approximately 7:52 a.m. local time today, the suspect was pronounced deceased on scene while receiving medical attention by emergency medical personnel,” a press release stated.

As KUAM reported, at around 7:30pm on Wednesday police responded to a report of a home invasion along Ypao Road. The suspect took police on a high speed chase from Tamuning through Yigo. The suspect rammed through the barriers at the front gate to Andersen Air Force Base, crashed into the jungle area, and fled on foot. The base was then placed on lock down.

For several hours a search ensued and around 6:35am on Thursday, Andersen Air Force Base confirmed the suspect had been located. During the apprehension, he stabbed a Department of Defense civilian security force member. During the altercation base security shot him, which the Air Force says was in self defense.

“While apprehending a suspect, our defenders were compelled to use lethal force for their own defense, resulting in the death of the suspect,” said Brig. General Gentry Boswell, 36th Wing commander. “We value the importance of every life and are thankful for the courage our Defenders display in the safe conduct of their duties protecting our personnel and families.”

The press release went on to state that there is an ongoing investigation into the incident and additional information may be provided when available. The Naval Criminal Investigative Service and Air Force Office of Special Investigation are working together with Security Forces and Guam Police Department to conduct a thorough investigation into the incident and the use of force.

The name of the suspect has not been released.


Gate runner pronounced dead

ANDERSEN AIR FORCE BASE, Guam – At approximately 7:52 a.m. local time today, the suspect was pronounced deceased on scene while receiving medical attention by emergency medical personnel. 

At approximately 7:35 p.m., Aug. 14, a suspect charged the front gate while being pursued by the Guam Police Department. The suspect crashed their vehicle while attempting to force their way through the gate, abandoned their vehicle, and then proceeded to flee on foot into the nearby jungle area.  

36th Security Forces Squadron initiated base lockdown procedures and began the search for the suspect along with GPD. The suspect attempted to evade patrols in the jungle.

36th SFS’s members and GPD located the suspect on base and initiated an arrest. The suspect responded aggressively attacking the arresting officers and stabbed a Department of Defense civilian security forces member.  The suspect was subsequently shot by the officer in self-defense. 

“While apprehending a suspect, our defenders were compelled to use lethal force for their own defense, resulting in the death of the suspect,” said Brig. General Gentry Boswell, 36th Wing commander. “We value the importance of every life and are thankful for the courage our Defenders display in the safe conduct of their duties protecting our personnel and families.”  

There is an ongoing investigation into this incident and additional information may be provided when available. The Naval Criminal Investigative Service and Air Force Office of Special Investigation are working together with Security Forces and Guam Police Department to conduct a thorough investigation into the incident and the use of force.