BREAKING: Navy Officer, Marine Returned Fire in Chattanooga – MAY HAVE KILLED TERRORIST With Restricted Weapons (Updated)
Guest post by Michael Strickland
On the heels of a report out of the Washington Post that said one of the Marines in the Chattanooga shooting spree was possibly armed, a new report has come out from the Navy Times, which not only confirms that he was armed, but that he did exchange fire with Abdulazeez, along with a Navy Lt. Cmdr who also shot back.
It is still not clear if one of their restricted weapons killed Adbulazeez.
The Navy Times reports:
A Navy officer and a Marine fired their sidearms hoping to kill or subdue the gunman who murdered five service members last week in Chattanooga, Tennessee, according to multiple military officials familiar with internal reporting on the tragedy.
It remains unclear whether either hit Muhammad Abdulazeez, who was shot and killed Thursday after he gunned down four Marines and a sailor at the Navy Operational Support Center in Chattanooga. It’s also unclear why they were armed, as it is against Defense Department policy for anyone other than military police or law enforcement to carry weapons on federal property.
A report was distributed among senior Navy leaders during the shooting’s aftermath saying Lt. Cmdr. Timothy White, the support center’s commanding officer, used his personal firearm to engage Abdulazeez, Navy Times has confirmed with four separate sources. A Navy official also confirmed Monday’s Washington Post report indicating one of the slain Marines may have been carrying a 9mm Glock and possibly returned fire on the gunman…
…The various law enforcement agencies investigating the Chattanooga shooting declined to comment. A source close to the investigation said details of the rampage’s last few minutes remain unclear, but no information has emerged to contradict the Navy’s internal findings.
Authorities will not know whether White or the Marine hit Abdulazeez until an autopsy and ballistics assessment are performed.
Lt. Commander Timothy White returned fire on the Chattanooga terrorist last week.
So one of the restricted weapons may have killed the terrorist – and Democrats STILL do not know whether they want to arm servicemen at recruiting stations.
UPDATE: The armed servicemen saved lives by firing back at the Islamic terrorist in Chattanooga.
Via Mark Levin: