Neighbor Baffled By Navy Killings

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Wednesday, January 4, 2012 - 2:34pm

Pilots among four found dead after New Year's Eve party.

New details are expected to be released soon in the shooting deaths of four people in Coronado, California New Year’s Day.

The San Diego County Sheriff’s Department and the U.S. military say they will release more information about the case on Wednesday.

Next door neighbor, Don Hubbard, says Reeves moved into the home on Park Place over the summer. He drove an old army truck and used to take his motorcycles out to the desert.
Hubbard says his wife had seen a group of people talking next door just after midnight on New Year’s Day.

“She said the light were on and people were conversing normally and she went to bed. And then next thing we knew, gunshots went off,” said Hubbard.

A family member of two of the victims says he doesn’t need to know what happened that night.

“I don't know if it'd do us any good to know anything anyhow, I mean they're dead. So any specific details, it's not going to change what's happened,” said Andy Reis.

His grandchildren, David Reis, 25, and Karen Reis, 24, were among the dead.

David Reis was a pilot in the Navy. His grandfather said he loved to fly.

“He says, ‘I don't know why they pay me for this. I'm having too much fun.’ His first flight on an F-18 he made some crazy comment, ‘I’m flying an F-18’,” said Andy Reis.

He says supporters continue to leave memorials at the family's Bakersfield home.

One flower arrangement was in the shape of an airplane.

Funeral services for David and Karen are scheduled Saturday in Bakersfield.

A memorial for Karen is being organized on the UCSD campus next week.
 

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