Posted tagged ‘Fort Hood’

Nidal Malik Hasan Paralyzed From the Waist Down

November 13, 2009

It seems that Nidal Malik Hasan, the man accused of the Ft. Hood rampage last week that killed 13, may be paralyzed from the waist down after being shot by police.

From the Los Angeles Times:

John Galligan told the Associated Press that his client, Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, reported no feeling in his legs and extreme pain in his hands. Doctors at the San Antonio military hospital where he is being confined told him his condition could improve.

Galligan met with Hasan on Thursday after the 39-year-old was charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder, allegations that could make him eligible for the death penalty if convicted in a military court.

There has been no final decision about whether to charge Hasan with the death penalty, a spokesman at Ft. Hood said today.


Hasan to Face 13 Charges of Pre-Meditated Murder

November 12, 2009

Just saw on CNN that that Nidal Malik Hasan, the suspected Fort Hood shooter, will be facing 13 charges of premeditated murder.

From CNN:

Maj. Nidal Hasan will face 13 preliminary charges of premeditated murder stemming from last week’s shooting at Fort Hood Army Post in Texas, U.S. military sources say.

The charges are expected to be announced at a noon news conference at Fort Hood, the sources say.

Thirteen people were killed in the shooting, and dozens more were wounded.

Cop’s Gunfire Ended Fort Hood Rampage

November 6, 2009

Kimberly Munley, the police officer who ended the Fort Hood rampage yesterday by shooting the suspect, was known as the enforcer on her street who patrolled her neighborhood.

She even stopped a burgulary in her own house!

Great job yesterday! I’m sure you saved many lives!

From CNN:

“If you come in, I’m going to shoot,” Kimberly Munley told the would-be intruders last year.

It was Munley who arrived quickly Thursday at the scene of the worst massacre at an Army base in U.S. history, where 13 people were killed. She confronted the alleged gunman, Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, and shot him four times. Munley was wounded in the exchange.

That’s just like her, friends and family say.

“I just felt more protected knowing she was on my street,” neighbor Erin Houston said.

Munley, the mother of a 3-year-old girl, lives on a street where a lot of homes are vacant because so many residents are deployed at war in Iraq and Afghanistan.

Fort Hood Shooting Suspect Still Alive

November 5, 2009

It looks like initial reports of Nidal Malik Hasan’s death may have been premature.

It seems that Hasan was shot by police and is currently being treated at a local hospital and in stable condition.

From the New York Times:

Earlier reports that the suspect had been killed turned out to be wrong, said Lt. Gen. Robert W. Cone, the commanding officer at Fort Hood.

Mr. Hasan, 39, who had been promoted in May and previously worked at Walter Reed Army Medical Center, was about to be deployed to Iraq or Afghanistan, according to Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison. Her spokesman, Jeff Sadoski, said Major Hasan was upset about his pending deployment.

Carrying two guns, one a semiautomatic weapon and neither of them military-issued, Mr. Hasan began firing around 1:30 p.m. central time at a deployment center where soldiers received last-minute medical attention and instructions before being shipped out overseas, Mr. Cone said. Describing the scene of the shooting, he called it “a very enclosed area” and said that soldiers from a number of units across Fort Hood where there at the time of the shooting.

12 Killed, Including Gunman, in Fort Hood Rampage

November 5, 2009

Twelve people, including a gunman, are dead and 31 wounded after a gunman opened fire today on a soldier-processing center at Fort Hood, Texas.

From CNN:

The gunman was a soldier, and two other soldiers have been detained as suspects, Army Lt. Gen. Bob Cone said.

The slain gunman was identified as Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, 39, a law enforcement source told CNN. Licensed in Virginia, Hasan was a psychiatrist who previously worked at Walter Reed Army Medical Center but more recently was practicing at Darnall Army Medical Center at Fort Hood, according to professional records.

Ten of the other dead also were soldiers, while the remaining one was a civilian police officer who was working as a contractor on the base, Cone said.

Two of the injured were in “very serious” condition, Fort Hood spokesman Christopher Hogue said.

At Least 12 Dead in Fort Hood Shooting

November 5, 2009

UPDATE: The New York Times is reporting that the death toll has risen to 12.

According to reports, the main suspect is a US soldier named Malik Nadal Hasan. I also read somewhere that Lt. General Bob Cone said that there are two alleged shooters who were both Army soldiers.

I have friends stationed there who I have not been able to get in touch with. If anyone hears more, please feel free to comment with additional details/links.

From CNN:

At least one person is “neutralized” in connection with the incident, and a second is “cornered,” retired Army Lt. Gen. Russel Honore told CNN, citing “unofficial, unconfirmed reports” from two sources.

On the Fort Hood Web site, the word “closed” is posted with the statement, “Effective immediately, Fort Hood is closed. Organizations/units are instructed to execute a 100 percent accountability of all personnel.”

Fort Hood was asking people on post to stay away from windows, CNN affiliate KXXV said. The incident took place at the sports dome, now known as the soldier readiness area, the station reported.

FBI agents are headed to the scene to assist, said Erik Vasys, spokesman for the FBI office in San Antonio. He had no other details.

From Fox News:

A massive manhunt was under way for the suspect at large, Fox News confirmed. One person was in custody. The New York Post said that there were two shooters at the Army post massacre; other reports said there were three.

The attack apparently happened at Ft. Hood’s Soldier Readiness Center. Army officials didn’t know whether the victims were civilians or military personnel.

Other media reports said the number of victims remained unclear.

The men were reportedly dressed in Army fatigues, but military officials couldn’t confirm that they were Army personnel.


The official would not give his name nor additional details. It was unknown whether victims are soldiers or civilians. One gunman was reportedly in custody and another was on the loose, NBC News said.

The base was reportedly on lockdown. Two nearby school districts were also being locked down.