Hill Air Force Base Airman 1st Class Daniel Clemons was recently discharged from the Air Force for his connection with shootings in New Jersey and at a nightclub in Salt Lake City, Hill announced on its Web site last Friday.
Clemons, 19, waived his right to a hearing in front of a discharge board. Hill officials noted that discharge is the most severe option for disciplinary infractions when civil authorities are prosecuting a case.
"This individual's actions do not reflect the high standards to which we hold Air Force members," 388th Fighter Wing commander Col. Scott Dennis said in Hill's story on its Web site.
Prior to his discharge, Hill officials said Clemons had been assigned to administrative duties with the 388th while awaiting trial in New Jersey for a shooting last November. Utah 3rd District Court documents say that on July 26 Clemons ripped a necklace from the neck of one man and then shot another in the stomach outside of Club Manhattan, 5 E. 400 South, Salt Lake City.
"We are aggressively working with Utah authorities to support their investigation and legal teams, and we are prepared to assist in the prosecution of Clemons," Dennis said.
Three other airmen Jeremy David Crist, Destinee Williams, and Tacota Monay Lemuel were involved in the shooting at the Manhattan Club. Hill spokesman Charles Freeman said that all of them have returned to their units, and any disciplinary actions will be handled within those units.
"Their commanders are now free to consider separate administrative actions in their cases, if such actions are deemed necessary," he said.