Lieutenant Hija was an NPC, a gunnery officer aboard the Destroyer that captured Princess' ship at the start of A New Generation.
A New Generation Edit
On board the Destroyer Gunnery Captain Bolvan ordered Lieutenant Hija to shoot the escape pod which happened to contain R2-D2 and C-3PO. Hija objected because the pod had no life readings. Bolvan pointed out that droids could pilot ships without giving off life readings. Hija tried to fire, but his guns had short-circuited. R2 took pride in his handiwork.
Darth Vader soon after ordered the deaths of everyone involved in this mission.