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Westerville Man Employed At Naval Yard Recalls Events

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Chad Moses has worked as a civilian in Washington at the Navy Yard for five years. Now, he is back in Westerville after he was forced to barricade himself in his office from Monday's shooter.

"The first two shots actually sounded like somebody was dropping something in the atrium" said Moses, a financial management analyst. "There was two of them, and I actually walked over to the end of my row and looked, sort of looked down there but I didn't want to get too close because I didn't know what was going on. We heard two more and at that point if you've ever been to a gun range or been around guns they don't sound like they do in the movies." 

He said the gunshots got closer and his boss told everyone to get down. Moses says he closed the door to his office and threw a table up against the door. A short time later, someone pulled the fire alarm.

He says that Aaron Alexis may have run right past the door.

"And at one point we heard someone running down the hall and it sounded like they turned the corner we saw a shadow pass by the door. We heard two more cracks and I'm assuming that's when my coworker was shot," said Moses. "We end up hearing what I think were shotgun blasts, like three or four of them real close together and it sounded like a pistol or another type of gun being shot."

Police officers arrived a short time later and Moses and his coworkers were evacuated from the building, but one of his coworkers had been hit by the gunfire.

Moses says he had been considering a move back to Central Ohio. Now, he says he has made up his mind and plans to move back soon.

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