Man Arrested After Fatal Shooting at Pearl HarborAP , Associated Press
Sep. 29, 1996 2:46 AM ET
HONOLULU (AP) _ The father-in-law of Philadelphia Phillies pitcher Sid Fernandez was shot to death at Pearl Harbor on Saturday while sitting in his pickup truck with the wife of the alleged gunman.
Don Michael Gillis, 52, was killed when Duane Staggs, 29, fired at least four rifle shots into the driver's side of the truck, FBI spokesman John Pikus said.
Witnesses told authorities Staggs then threw the rifle in the direction of his wife when she fled from the truck, Pikus said.
Staggs was arrested after he called police and said he wanted to surrender, the FBI said.
The 1 a.m. HST shooting occurred in the parking lot of a picnic area where Hawaiian Dredging Construction Co. held a Friday night party.
Gillis was a company supervisor, and Staggs also works for the company, which threw the party to mark the completion of a segment of a bridge being built to Ford Island in the middle of the harbor.
Stacy Moniz, a lawyer representing Gillis' family, denied any romantic involvement between Gillis and Staggs' wife.
Although the motive for the shooting wasn't known, Pikus said the FBI wasn't ruling out the possibility of a love triangle.
``One o'clock in the morning. He pumped several rounds into a guy that was sitting next to his wife in a vehicle. We're unsure of the facts along those lines at this point,'' Pikus said.
Staggs was to be charged with murder Monday during an appearance before a federal magistrate. The FBI is handling the case because Pearl Harbor is federal property.
Gillis was a weightlifter who set a U.S. record for his age group in March at the USPF National Bench Press Championship at Portland, Ore.
Fernandez is a native of Hawaii.