Officials say some shooting victims were in military

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

AURORA, Colo. (AP) -- Navy officials say one of the people killed in a Colorado movie theater shooting was a Navy veteran.

Navy spokesman Lt. Cmdr. Chris Servello says 26-year-old Jonathan T. Blunk of Aurora, Colo., served three tours of duty between 2004 and 2009.

Military officials have also identified two active service members, 27-year-old Navy sailor John Larimer of Crystal Lake, Ill. and 29-year-old Air Force Reservist Jesse Childress Thornton, Colo., as two the 12 victims.

Larimer was a Navy cryptologist at nearby Buckley Air Force Base. Navy Cmdr. Jeffrey Jakuboski says four other sailors were at the theater, including one who was injured and treated at the scene.

Air Force officials say Childress was a cyber-systems operator based at Buckley. Another Air Force airman from the base was wounded during the shooting.


You must be logged in to post comments.

Username:
Password (case sensitive):
Remember Me:
KKCO NBC 11 News
2531 Blichmann Avenue
Grand Junction, CO 81505

Station Phone: 970.243.1111
Business Fax: 970.243.1770
Newsroom Fax: 970.245.3793
News Tip & Contest Line: 970.255.8477
Copyright © 2002-2016 - Designed by Gray Digital Media - Powered by Clickability 163319396 - nbc11news.com/a?a=163319396
Gray Television, Inc.