Vincent Kapoi Jr. is identified as the victim of shooting in Pearl Harbor and one other civilian employee who is yet to be named. Gabriel Romero, of 22 years old, has been named as the shooting suspect in Wednesday’s attack.
Vincent Kapoi Jr., 32, has been identified as one of the civilian Department of Defense employees killed in a shooting at a Pearl Harbor Naval shipyard. Kapoi was a podcaster and was married in April: https://t.co/N4gr4n1w3L pic.twitter.com/7SXfvuCX3M
— Tom Cleary (@tomwcleary) December 5, 2019
Vincent Kapoi Jr. Age
He was 32 years old as of 2019.
Vincent Kapoi Jr. Career
On LinkedIn, Vince Kapoi Jr. identified himself as a “business professional”. He wrote that since August 2019, he has worked as a life insurance specialist for Mutual Producers Group. Besides, he was a field operations manager at Mainscape in Honolulu, a three-year Enterprise Rent-A-Car management apprentice and delivery assistant and maintenance specialist at Aloha Seafood for two years in the Bay Area of San Francisco. Moreover, he went to the University of San Francisco and got a Bachelor of Science in Business Entrepreneurship.
In 2011, he wrote: “Anyone who wants to buy pots, pans, plates, bowls, spices, kitchen utensils, a TV table, and other things, tells me that he has to sell items to pay for tuition”.
Vincent Kapoi Jr. Marriage Life
He was identified by his wife Tara Kapoi as Vincent Kapoi Jr.t, the Associated Press reported. Vince Kapoi’s Facebook profile picture shows his beach wedding. It was posted in April 2019. On Facebook, he wrote that he was a “Life Insurance Agent at MPG Wealth” who lived and was from Waianae, Hawaii. He wrote that he “manages to Control Your Wealth With Vincent Kapoi Jr”.
Family mourns Pearl Harbor shipyard worker killed in shooting by sailor.
“He will always be that easygoing, fun-loving, ‘let’s do this’ man that will remain in our hearts,” the sister of Vincent Kapoi Jr. says. https://t.co/UOeHhPWZQZ
— NBC News (@NBCNews) December 6, 2019
Vincent Kapoi Jr.Podcast
He started a podcast. “My new podcast is up and running,” he wrote on Facebook. “I’m still perfecting my ‘voice’, you can listen to it here or visit my page” Take control of your fortune with Vincent Kapoi Jr. “from another perspective for my path to financial freedom.” The Podcast You hear here.
Vincent Kapoi Jr. Business Page
According to his business page on Facebook by the name of “Control Your Wealth With Vincent Kapoi Jr”, he stated: “My name is Vincent Kapoi Jr. I’m from Waianae, Hawaii, my goal for this page and my business is to help people who are in the same situation I was in finding a way out, I felt stuck in my 9-5 job wanting to have independence from it, wanting independence from typical financial advice, wanting independence from outside factors. I created a podcast trying to educate people on the way they can take control of their life by taking control of their finances and time. You can listen to my podcast below, feel free to like and post any comments or questions you have”.
Pearl Harbor Shooting News
A US Navy sailor G. Romero has shot three civilians, killing two of them, before taking his own life at the historic military base at Pearl Harbor, Hawaii, military officials said.
The incident came three days before the 78th anniversary of the December 7, 1941, attack on the naval base that led the United States to enter the second world war by declaring war on Japan.
A U.S. sailor shot and wounded three civilian Department of Defense employees at the Pearl Harbor shipyard in Hawaii before taking own life, military and hospital officials said. https://t.co/bWnI7JvnuU
— The Associated Press (@AP) December 5, 2019
An unnamed witness told Hawaii News Now in an on-air interview that he heard gunfire near Dry Dock 2 at the base and looked up from his desk to see the gunman Gabriel Romero put a gun to his head and shoot himself.
Pearl Harbor Shooting Victims
Names of the other victims have not been officially released.
Fast Facts You Need to Know
- Gabriel Romero has been named as the shooting suspect in Wednesday’s attack
- Romero used his M4 rifle to shoot the victims then pulled out his M9 pistol to shoot himself
- He killed Vincent Kapoi Jr. and one other person before committing suicide
- A third civilian was also injured but is now recovering in the hospital
- Romero worked on the USS Columbia which was in the dock for maintenance
- His motive for the shooting remains secret