U.S. Coast Guardsman Shoots Two Colleagues, Police Officer

Photo: U.S. Coast Guard Station Cape Cod
Photo: U.S. Coast Guard Station Cape Cod

An active duty Coast Guardsman is in custody after allegedly shooting two female colleagues and attacking officers at a condominium complex in Cape Cod, resulting in the death of one of the women.

The shooting incident began early Thursday morning in Bourne, Massachusetts.

According media reports, the alleged shooter, 31-year-old Adrian Loya, an active duty member of the U.S. Coast Guard, surrendered to police just before 3 a.m. Thursday after a standoff. Police recovered three rifles and a handgun, reports say.

The two women who were shot were also in the Coast Guard and stationed on Cape Cod, while the suspect was stationed in Virginia, reports say. The man reportedly had prior relationships with at least one of women.

Loya reportedly ambushed responding police officers, setting a car on fire to block the only road to the condo complex and setting up homemade bombs. One officer from the Bourne Police Department was shot during a shootout with police, reports say.

Rear Adm. Linda Fagan, commander of the First Coast Guard District, commented:

“Today the Coast Guard family suffered a tragic loss. I am saddened to report that we lost a team member this morning to an act of violence. Another Coast Guard member and a Bourne police officer were injured in the same incident. We have chaplains and counselors on site to support friends and families affected by this crime. Coast Guard Investigative Service personnel are supporting the Massachusetts State Police investigation. My thoughts and prayers are with everyone who has been touched by today’s sad event.”