Injured Worker in Pearl Harbor Shooting Issues Statement

Dec 7, 2019

The survivor of a deadly shooting at Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard this week expressed his thanks Saturday to first responders and Queen's Medical Center hospital staff.

Roger Nakamine, 36, a Department of Defense employee was working as an apprentice at the shipyard when the attack occurred. He remains in stable condition at Queen's.

He asked the hospital to issue this statement:

“My family and I would like to express our gratitude to the first responders and the expert medical staff at Queen’s, as well as to all the friends and extended ʻohana who have been reaching out to offer their support physically, emotionally and spiritually. Our deepest condolences go out to the friends and families of Vincent Kapoi Jr. and Roldan Agustin. We ask that the media please respect our privacy as we all continue to grieve and heal.”

Kapoi and Agustin were shot and killed by Navy sailor Gabriel Romero, who then took his own life.