Marine’s death on Quantico under investigation by NCIS
The Naval Criminal Investigative Service is investigating the shooting death of a Marine inside base housing late Saturday night.
The Provost Marshal’s Office and fire and rescue personnel responded to the residence of Cpl. Daniel B. Vilevac after getting a 911 call and found him unconscious. He was pronounced dead on scene shortly afterward, according to a statement from Marine Corps Public Affairs 2nd Lt. Matthew Rojo.
The cause of the shooting and death are under investigation. However, in his statement, Rojo called the shooting “an isolated incident.”
According to the statement released by Quantico, Vilevac was a native of Cuyahoga, Ohio, and served as a rifleman assigned to Charlie Company, The Basic School, where he was an enlisted instructor-advisor. At TBS, Vilevac was responsible for training newly commissioned second lieutenants.
Vilevac joined the Marine Corps in August 2008, and was promoted to corporal in January 2012. His awards include the Good Conduct Medal, Sea Service Deployment Ribbon, Presidential Unit Citation, Navy Unit Commendation, NATO/International Security Assistance Force Medal, Global War on Terrorism Service Medal, Afghan Campaign Medal, and the National Defense Medal.
“Our thoughts and prayers are with Cpl. Vilevac’s family, fellow Marines and friends following this tragic incident,” said Col. Todd S. Desgrosseilliers, commanding officer of TBS. “Supporting and taking care of those affected by this loss is our top priority at this time.”
This is the fourth shooting death of a Marine on the Quantico base this year.
Three people were killed in a murder-suicide in March. That shooting took place inside a barracks for staff at Officer Candidates School. An OCS staff member killed a male colleague and a female staffer before turning the gun on himself.
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