Update: FBI Identifies Veteran Shot at Bay Pines VA
The FBI has released the name of the veteran killed by Bay Pines VA Police after he threatened them with a knife and said he was carrying a bomb.
"The victim involved in the shooting incident at the Bay Pines VA Medical Center on Friday, October 25, 2013, was identified as Vincent L. Young, 68, 9261 48th Avenue North, St. Petersburg, Florida. The next of kin notification was completed today," is the FBI statement released Saturday afternoon by Dave Couvertier, Special Agent.
Details of Young's military background and family are not yet available. But his neighbor, George "Gunny" Kenny, at the Harbor Lights Club mobile home park told the Tampa Bay Times Young was wasting away.
Kenny and other neighbors received the news that Young had threatened officers in Bay Pines with a knife and bomb with disbelief. It wasn't until after Young died, shot by police in the emergency room, that his deteriorating condition and his final act made sense. "You can't judge what another man does unless you know his mind," Kenny said, pulling on a cigarette while sitting in his motorized wheelchair.
His neighbors are remembering Young for his willingness to help others with their computers - calling him a mechanical whiz. You can read more about Young in the Tampa Bay Times.