Sgt. Kimberly D. Munley has been hailed as a hero for shooting down the alleged Fort Hood gunman Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan on Nov. 5, but a new interview with Senior Sgt. Mark Todd, and a separate eyewitness account, tell a different story.
In an interview with the New York Times on Thursday, Todd, 42, said he fired the shots to take down Hasan after Sgt. Munley was seriously wounded during the rampage at the Texas Army base. Thirteen people were killed.
Todd said he and Munley had pulled up to the scene in separate cars at the same time. He said they began running up a small hill toward the building that held the processing center where unarmed soldiers reported for check-ups and vaccinations before deployment. The gunman was already outside, Todd recalled.
“That’s when the bystanders were pointing in his direction,” he said. “And when we popped up, he was standing there, and we shouted our commands — ‘Police, drop your weapons!’ — and he just opened fire on us.”
Todd said he was slightly in front of Munley on the hill. “Once we took fire, she broke right and I broke left,” he said.
Todd said he did not see Munley get shot. He said he started to circle around the building, but then backtracked as panicked bystanders told him of the gunman’s movements.
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