Police: Two Marines Shot By Their Targeted Victim, Another Marine

A shooting is under investigation in Craven County, and officials say all three people involved are in the military.

The shooting happened Saturday just before midnight at Ketner Boulevard in Havelock.

According to officials, "preliminary investigation suggests that 2 subjects went to the residence with the intent of assaulting the homeowner as the result of a prior dispute. During the confrontation the two subjects were shot multiple times inside the residence."

WITN has confirmed all three involved are Marines stationed at Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station in Havelock.

Police say the homeowner has been identified as 25-year-old Blane Hallmark, while the two Marines are Jacob Sylvester, 22, of Havelock and Tony Fuentes, 19, of New Bern.

Authorities now say charges are pending against the two men intruders.

Officials say both people shot are currently being treated at Pitt Memorial Hospital in the Intensive Care Unit. One is listed as being in critical but stable condition and the other is listed as being in good condition.


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  • by Anonymous on Jun 25, 2009 at 04:21 PM
    Bud Location: Washington.......It would probably make a difference if we knew their political status as; were they democrat or republican? And also, who did they vote for.
  • by Visitor Location: havelock on May 16, 2009 at 09:21 PM
    The investigation proved the shooter was on his back, when he was shooting...self defense. You can also kill or maim in self defense, what? are you supposed to be a "gentle shooter"? I'm glad you work in the ER, you'd have trouble being a detective or even working at a drive thru
  • by anonymous Location: New Bern on May 15, 2009 at 06:56 PM
    I was at the hospital when the two men were brought into the ER. This shooting could not have been self defense. The marine shooting knew exactly what he was doing, he was aiming to kill or maim. One was shot in the face and the hip the other the chest, a clean through and through to the back of the neck and also in the hip. Theres no way this guy was protecting himself, he did this on purposewith the amount of Gunshot wounds both the victims had.
  • by Kanan Location: Greenville on May 10, 2009 at 05:47 PM
    Paul's comment; how much sense does that make? If someone shot my friend, I sure wouldn't start punching the shooter unless he was reloading or the gun jammed! No signs of breaking and entering? Sure, here's how you get access to someone's home without force: RING THE DOORBELL. Police do have the whole story, it's called "forensic science"...the individual statements from the shooter and the ones shot will never match, that's why we use forensics. Hopefully I didn't seem condescending (talk down to). -Kanan
  • by paul Location: sojd on May 10, 2009 at 04:08 AM
    the police havnt even interviewed the two shot. good friends with one that was shot and the shooter shot one then the other started punching the guy resulting in him getting shot. Police need to get the whole story before they start reporting bogus stories. No sign of breaking and entering. the shooter let them in the residence.
  • by Visitor Location: havelock on May 6, 2009 at 04:54 PM
    The investigation proved the shooter was on his back, when he was shooting...self defense
  • by Jean Location: Manchester on May 5, 2009 at 03:09 PM
    Shame on all of you.Know all the facts before you judge. You can't always judge the book by the cover.
  • by ace Location: plymouth on May 5, 2009 at 10:16 AM
    Looks like two "Wuss" dogs thought they were stronger than one Devil Dog. Just think of how much money the government has spent to train these "Wuss" dogs.
  • by Cliff Location: Havelock on May 5, 2009 at 09:26 AM
    Hopefully this is a lessons learned for the two devil dogs. STOP TRESSPASSING!!!!
  • by Sam Location: Williamston on May 5, 2009 at 07:21 AM
    Way to go Havelock Police and Craven County. To JM, it's for the sole purpose for more identification. They have to repport where the guys are from. Chill out dude! Why can't all episodes be like this?
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