(CBS News) WASHINGTON - Navy officials confirmed that a sailor was among those killed when a gunman opened fire in an Aurora, Colo. movie theater early Friday morning.
Petty Officer Third Class John Thomas Larimer, of Crystal Lake, Ill., died from injuries sustained in the incident.
Larimer, 27, joined the Navy in June 2011 and was a cryptologic technician third class. He had been stationed at the U.S. Fleet Cyber Command station at Buckley Air Force Base in Aurora.
A fellow sailor from the unit was also injured in the shooting. He was treated at the scene and released.
"I am incredibly saddened by the loss of Petty Officer John Larimer," said Cmdr. Jeffrey Jakuboski, Larimer's commanding officer. "He was an outstanding shipmate. A valued member of our Navy team, he will be missed by all who knew him.
"My heart goes out to John's family, friends and loved ones, as well as to all victims of this horrible tragedy," Jakuboski said.