Tamuning home invasion suspect was shot by Andersen base security during apprehension

Andersen Air Force Base (PNC file photo)

The individual who crashed into the barriers on Andersen Air Force Base and attempted to flee on foot was shot by base security after the suspect responded aggressively and stabbed a Department of Defense civilian security forces member.

At approximately 6:35 a.m. local time, the search for the home invasion suspect involved in a high-speed police chase last night with Guam Police Department ended when he was located by a team of security forces members at Andersen.

The suspect was subsequently shot by base security during the altercation and was transported by ambulance to civilian hospital.

Brig. Gen. Gentry Boswell, 36th Wing commander, said their top priority is to ensure the safety of Team Andersen and their service members and families.

“We are proud of our partnerships in place and for the swift actions taken by our security forces members in conjunction with local law enforcement,” Boswell said.

There is now an ongoing investigation into this incident and additional information may be provided when available.

The Air Force Office of Special Investigation is working together with Andersen AFB security forces and the Guam Police Department on the investigation.

According to Sgt. Paul Tapao, GPD spokesman, at about 7:40 pm Wednesday night, officers responded to a reported home invasion in Ypao Road.

GPD officers spotted the suspect’s vehicle departing from the complainant’s home and a pursuit ensued from Tamuning to Andersen Air Force Base.

According to GPD, the suspect vehicle disregarded the security of AAFB and collided with barriers, with the suspect fleeing on foot.

The case has been forwarded to GPD’s criminal investigation division.