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Man charged in Hawaii sailor’s shooting death

A man has been charged in the death of a Hawaii-based sailor who authorities say was fatally shot after he tried to enter someone else’s residence in April.

Chief Petty Officer John Ellsworth Hasselbrink was shot on April 15 by the resident of the Ewa Beach home in the middle of the night and died at the scene, police said.

Gregory A. Farr was charged with felony manslaughter last week for “recklessly” causing the death of the 41-year-old submariner, according to court records.

Farr was also charged with two counts of possession of an unregistered firearm, according to court records.

Honolulu police declined to answer questions this week about the shooting and charges.

Navy officials said at the time that Hasselbrink had mistakenly tried to enter a residence other than his own.

KHON2, a local TV news affiliate, reported that the incident took place at about 3:15 am., and that the shooter initially told his wife to call 911 before grabbing his gun.

He yelled at the person to leave and then fired a single shot through the front door, striking Hasselbrink, according to the KHON2 report.

Hasselbrink had served at Pearl Harbor for 22 years and was assigned to the submarine Illinois, according to KHON2.

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