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Monday
Apr072014

New Details Announced from Ft. Hood Shooting Investigation

(KILLEEN, Texas) -- Military officials announced Monday that the autopsy on the Fort Hood shooter confirms he took his own life. Speaking at the base, Army spokesman Chris Gray also confirmed Ivan Lopez had argued with someone about a request for leave.

"Within minutes of the altercation, the subject brandished a .45-caliber semi-automatic handgun and fired multiple rounds, killing one soldier and wounding 10 additional solders," Gray told reporters Monday.

Lopez fired three dozen more shots from his car and in two other buildings during the eight-minute rampage that ended when, Gray said, Lopez was confronted by an MP.  She fired but did not hit him. Lopez then killed himself.

"Autopsy results of the alleged shooter from the armed forces medical examiner has confirmed that the subject was not struck by the military police officer's fire. The subject then allegedly placed his .45-caliber handgun to his head and took his own life," Gray said.

He added that investigators "have found no evidence that these crimes were connected to a terrorist or extremist organization."

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