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Gulfport Seabee Killed In Guam; Another Soldier Held For Questioning

A Gulfport Seabee was shot and killed Thursday at Camp Covington on U.S. Naval Base Guam, and another sailor is being questioned.

Petty Officer Second Class Jared Krutke, 25, was a member of Naval Mobile Construction Battalion 74. Krutke was a native of Sheboygan, Wisconsin who joined the Navy in 2001. He reported to NMCB 74 in July 2006. The unit deployed in October 2006.

A second, unidentified sailor from NMCB 74 was also shot, and underwent surgery. The sailor is recovering at Naval Hospital Guam. 

A third sailor, attached to the same unit, is being held at Andersen Air Force Base Brig in connection with the shooting. The Naval Criminal Investigative Service (NCIS) has started an investigation

The Navy released this statement on Friday:

"From the Seabee family in Gulfport, we wish to express our sincere sympathy to the family members and local friends of Petty Officer Krutke who are affected by this tragedy.  The Navy is committed to thoroughly investigating the circumstances surrounding the incident and pursuing subsequent disciplinary action and legal charges as deemed appropriate. Our primary focus outside of the investigation is to pro-actively ensure that members of the Krutke family are provided with counseling, aid and any assistance desired, and to reassure them that they are not alone in negotiating this painful and challenging situation.  We are grieving with the family and mourning the loss of a valued shipmate and friend."

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