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Officer Who Shot Hasan Identified, In Stable Condition

9:02 AM, Nov 6, 2009 • By MARY KATHARINE HAM
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Her name is Kimberly Munley:

Army officials say the suspect, "the lone shooter" for this tragic incident, Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, is currently on a ventilator at a nearby civilian hospital and the police officer who gunned him down, Kimberly Munley, a civilian Fort Hood police officer, is in stable condition.

She's a civilian officer:

Munley, who had been trained in active-response tactics, rushed into the building and confronted the shooter as he was turning a corner, Cone said.

"It was an amazing and an aggressive performance by this police officer," Cone said.

Munley was only a few feet from crazed Army psychiatrist Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan when she opened fire.

Wounded in the exchange of gunfire, Munley was reported in stable condition at a local hospital...

Cone said Munley's aggressive response training taught her that "if you act aggressively to take out a shooter you will have less fatalities."

"She walked up and engaged him," he said. He praised her as "one of our most impressive young police officers."

She's apparently conscious, and spent the night calling fellow officers to let them know her condition, and checking up on the other wounded.

All of the other wounded are in stable condition, which is far better news than I expected, with so many wounded.