Man who fired pellet gun at Navy SEAL instructors sentenced to year in jail

Posted at 3:58 PM, Nov 01, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-01 18:58:44-04

SAN DIEGO (CNS) - A man who fired a pellet gun at Navy SEAL instructors and trainees conducting a nighttime training exercise near Liberty Station was sentenced on Thursday to a year in jail.

Scott Douglass Weaver, 48, pleaded guilty last month to making an attempted threat on a witness and brandishing a replica firearm.

Because of credit for time already served, Weaver will spend about 80 more days in local custody before being released, authorities said.

Dispatchers received a report of a man shooting at Navy officers shortly before 10:45 p.m. on July 23 in the 2500 block of Laning Road and Weaver was arrested. No military personnel were injured, according to the Navy.

Police did not say if Weaver had a motive for firing at the SEALs or if he was even aware of who he was shooting at.

In light of the shooting, the Naval Special Warfare Command said it would evaluate its training procedures. Prospective SEALs are known to train in Coronado, the Silver Strand and areas in San Diego Bay.