October 25, 2020

** Charges leveled in 2019 case of Nevada based US Navy corpsman shot and killed at party


** Nevada police in Las Vegas have finally charged someone in the summer 2019 death of US Navy corpsman Michael Vincent De Leon, 30. KTNV (October 15) said the person, who is also a corpsman, has been charged with dereliction of duty resulting in death. Other individuals are also being investigated (Jennifer Kastner/10News/September 24). The development is an important one, given that De Leon’s family were originally led to believe his demise at the Twentynine Palms military base in California was a suicide. Though information remains sketchy, what is known is that De Leon and other corpsman were at a house party at the time of the shooting. Someone dry-fired a weapon at him once during horse play before he was fatally shot. A Marine spokesman declined to provide the names of both the charged individual and other persons of interest. No upcoming hearing on the matter has yet been set.


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