US Marine, 20, is found dead in apparent suicide while on duty at barracks in Washington DC

US Marine, 20, is found dead in apparent suicide while on duty at barracks in Washington DC

  • Lance Corporal Andrew J. Arista of Garden Grove, California, was found dead at the Marine Barracks 8th and I’s Annex location in DC at approximately 2:45 AM
  • Police are treating the incident as an ‘apparent suicide’, according to a police report
  • When the Metropolitan Police Department arrived at the scene, they witnessed CPR at Arista
  • The Marine succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene at 3:07 a.m
  • While DC police have not confirmed how Arista died, an M4 foal carbine was seized at the scene as evidence, according to the report.

A 20-year-old U.S. Marine was found dead Tuesday while on duty at a barracks in Washington, DC, in what police are treating as suicide.

Lance Corporal Andrew J. Arista of Garden Grove, California, was found dead at approximately 2:45 a.m. at the Marine Barracks 8th and I’s Annex location in Navy Yard, where he was serving as Squad Leader for Guard Company.

When the Metropolitan Police Department arrived at the scene, they witnessed CPR at Arista. The Marine succumbed to his injuries and was pronounced dead at the scene at 3:07 a.m., according to a police report.

While DC police have not confirmed how Arista died, an M4 foal carbine was seized at the scene as evidence, according to the report.

Lance Corporal Andrew J. Arista of Garden Grove, California, was found dead at approximately 2:45 a.m. at the Marine Barracks 8th and I’s Annex location in Navy Yard, where he served as Squad Leader for Guard Company

"Command's priorities are to look after our Marines and Lance Cpl.  Arista's family and friends" Colonel Teague Pastel, commander of Marine Barracks said in a press release:

“The command’s priorities are to look after our Marines and Lance Cpl. Arista’s family and friends’ Colonel Teague Pastel, commander of Marine Barracks said in a press release:

Colonel Teague Pastel, commander of Marine Barracks said: “The command’s priorities are to look after our Marines and Lance Cpl. Arista’s family and friends.”

The DC Police Department is currently investigating the incident and believes no malicious intent was involved.

Marine Barracks Washington assures local residents there is no danger as the incident took place on the grounds of the barracks.

“The command is making every effort to care for those involved at this time,” said a press release.

Arisita’s medals include the National Defense Service Medal and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.

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