Coronado Navy Pilot Ambushed Murder Victims
by Pauline Repard
UT San Diego, April 25, 2012
CORONADO — A Navy pilot armed with a rifle and a pistol lay in wait upstairs for his roommate and two other people to enter a Coronado condominium on New Year’s Day, then he systematically shot and killed each one before killing himself, sheriff’s officials have concluded.
Homicide detectives ended a four-month investigation unable to confirm a clear motive for the murders committed by John Robert Reeves, they said Wednesday.
“Only one person knows the true motive — John Reeves — and he took that to the grave with him,” said sheriff’s homicide Capt. Duncan Fraser.
Reeves, 25, a pilot in training at Miramar Marine Corps Air Station, went on the shooting rampage after a night celebrating the New Year in the Gaslamp Quarter with his roommate, fellow-pilot David Reis, 25, Reis’ sister, Karen Reis, 24, and another man whose name was never released by authorities.
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