Navy Yard Shooting: DoD Missed Warning Signs, Report Says

Navy personnel and a government contractor missed key warning signs that might have prevented Aaron Alexis from killing 12 people in mass shooting at Washington Navy Yard last September, a report released Tuesday said. Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel promised reforms. “The reviews identified troubling gaps in DOD’s ability to detect, prevent and respond to instances … Read more →

Navy Yard Shooting: Aaron Alexis Acted Alone, FBI says

The FBI released new details today on the mass shooting that killed 12 people at Washington Navy Yard on Sept. 16, including video of the gunman, Aaron Alexis, who was fatally shot by police. Alexis acted alone, the FBI said in a statement, possibly on “a delusional belief that he was being controlled or influenced … Read more →

Memorial Fund Seeks Donations To Help Ridgell Children

The family of one of the victims of last week’s mass shooting at the Washington Navy Yard has established a fund to help the man’s children with college and other expenses. Richard “Mike” Ridgell, 52, was one of twelve people killed on Sep. 16. Speaking with Homicide Watch DC, Ridgell’s widow said her husband loved … Read more →

The Navy Yard Shooting: What We Know Now

It was the single largest loss of life in D.C. since 1982. Now, nearly three days after 13 people were killed at Washington’s Navy Yard, including the alleged shooter, details are beginning to emerge about what may have brought the gunman there, what happened once he entered Building 197, and who the victims are. The … Read more →

The Day After the Navy Yard Shooting: Essential Reads

Here is what we know: Yesterday, a lone shooter opened fire in Washington Navy Yard’s Building 197, killing twelve people. We know eight of their names, and we expect to learn the remaining identities today. The alleged gunman, Aaron Alexis, was killed by police at the scene. We are gathering everything we know about the … Read more →

Victims in Navy Yard Shooting: Michael Arnold, Martin Bodrog, Arthur Daniels, Sylvia Frasier, Kathy Gaarde, John Roger Johnson, Mary Francis Knight, Frank Kohler, Kenneth Bernard Proctor, Vishnu Pandit, Gerald L. Read, Richard Michael Ridgell

Update: 11:15 a.m.: Four additional victims of Monday’s shooting at the Washington Navy Yard have been identified. They are: Mary Francis Knight, 51 Gerald L. Read, 58 Martin Bodrog, 54 Richard Michael Ridgell, 52 *** Update: 8:44 a.m.: An eighth victim has been identified this morning: 51-year-old Arthur Daniels. *** MPD is reporting the identities … Read more →

Update: 13 Dead in Navy Yard Shooting, Including Shooter

UPDATE 10:15 p.m. Mayor Vincent Gray provided details this evening on those killed at Navy Yard Monday, saying that the twelve victims are all between the ages of 46 and 73 years. At least one is confirmed to be a DC resident, MPD Chief Cathy Lanier said. Seven families have been notified, Gray said. The … Read more →

Aaron Alexis

  • Age: 34
  • Gender: Male
  • Race: Black
  • Died: Sept. 16, 2013