The Corps has identified Lance Cpl. Riley S. Kuznia as the Marine killed in a shooting at the Washington D.C. Barracks during the early morning hours of New Year’s Day.
The Karlstad, Minnesota, native and team leader with Guard Company at the Marine Barrack was 20 years old and was on duty at the time of the incident, according to Marine officials.
“We are truly saddened by this terrible loss. Riley was a highly driven and goal-oriented Marine whose positive attitude set the example here at the Barracks,” Col. Don Tomich, commanding officer of Marine Barracks, said in a command release.
Officers from Washington, D.C.’s Metropolitan Police Department were first on scene to the incident, which was reported at 5 a.m. Tuesday.