Gov. Falan: 'Yap's spirit was broken by this senseless act'

Henry Falan

“Yap’s spirit was broken by this senseless and heinous act,” state governor Henry Falan said in a video message in response to the shooting death of government lawyer Rachelle Bergeron on Monday.

Bergeron, Yap’s acting attorney general, was shot by a still unidentified gunman around 7 p.m. upon returning home from her daily run with her dog, the governor said.

Bergeron’s husband, Simon Hammerling, who was home at the time, rushed her to the Yap State Hospital, where she died.