Skip to comments.Fort Hood shooter snapped over denial of request for leave, Army confirms
Posted on 04/07/2014 1:53:44 PM PDT by servo1969Edited on 04/07/2014 1:54:53 PM PDT by Admin Moderator. [history]
The spree began in one building of the sprawling complex, where Lopez, who was 34, first pulled his .45-caliber Caliber Smith & Wesson handgun and killed one, injuring 10.
"The deceased and one of wounded had been involved in the verbal altercation with subject," Grey said.
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The headline says they know why, the story says otherwise
After the first couple of bangs, a truely free citizen would have been returning fire, but being denied self-protection, yet another gun-free zone is a shooting gallery for madmen.
You are right. There really is nothing in the story that supports the headline.
This jerk killed his NCO chain of command because they wouldn’t approve a leave.
There’s a reason the guy was only a specialist (E-4). He had 11 years in the National Guard and 5 years active duty and he was only a specialist.
We’re NOT being told something.
Just about the only way to accomplish that is by being a colossal screw-up!
Too bad his concern was not about Gov’t spending in excess of revenue.
I was a UAV DET CO, and I had a SPC that I needed to promote in the 33W slot. He damn near cried and did NOT want to be promoted. He had been a E-4 for ten years and loved it there. Shrug. Glad I was 19-series until OCS.
Fort Hood shooter Ivan Lopez's rampage followed an argument over the denial of his request for leave and did not appear to be due to some ongoing mental problem, an Army official said Monday.
The word came as officials announced findings of their ongoing investigation, which included interviews with more than 1,100 people and a recreation of the shooting last Wednesday, which left four dead including Lopez, and 16 injured.
We only have one suspect, said Chris Grey, spokesman for the Armys Criminal Investigation Command. We have found no evidence that this man belonged to a terrorist organization.
Grey, who was flanked by other law enforcement officials, did not take questions at the brief Monday news conference, and said he would not divulge any information that could jeopardize the investigation.
Killed were Army Sgt. Timothy Owens, Staff Sgt. Carlos Lazaney Rodriguez, 38, of Aguadilla, Puerto Rico and Sgt. 1st Class Daniel Ferguson, 39, of Florida.
No mention of his politics. Usually they would have this guy pegged as a pro-second amend, tea party type.
Even when its a lefty like the IRS plane crash guy or Arizona shooter, they try to make him seem tea party-ish
Says to me that your troop had problems.
Or dumb as a bag of hair. I saw a guy on AFV trying to put on his Navy jumper and the guy had 6 service stripes representing 24 years of service (not gold either which would represent 12 years of good conduct) and he only made it to E-5.
Dumb as a box of rocks (or hair) fits my definition of colossal screw up. :>)
On the other hand, promotion can be slow in the Guard if the unit doesn't have a slot to promote into.
They sure aren't revealing much here.
Could it be that this guy really liked him job/his MOS and didn’t want to switch to another job? Perhaps he didn’t want to become a buck sergeant which probably meant going to the A and B NOC schools. Perhaps he knew he was not cut out for or did not want to be a leader and had satisfied himself with his pay level. What kind of GT score did he have -if it is still called GT? Otherwise, was he a “good” soldier?
What is a 19-series?
He brought it because he assumed he was going to be denied. He wanted them to give him the excuse he was looking for. He got it.
I agree, they’re not saying anything about former problems and I’ve a hunch they’re there on his record.
If true he flipped over being denied leave there’s more than a few problems.
Best guess is a lone wolf closet moslem from here.
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