VIRGINIA BEACH — Military officials say a Navy sailor has been shot and killed after fleeing a traffic stop on Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek Friday night.
The shooting occurred about 10 p.m.
A Navy news release says the sailor was spotted driving erratically. Security personnel tried to stop him, but the Navy says he sped toward a gate at speeds approaching 60 mph.
According to the Navy, security barriers were activated and the sailor struck a gas pump as he changed course. He then fled on foot and was shot after a struggle with security personnel.
The Navy did not identify the man, an enlisted sailor.
Two Navy security personnel were treated on the scene for minor injuries.