Malik Nidal Hasan, Suspected Shooter in Fort Hood: Photo
Major Malik Nidal Hasan, one of three suspected killers of 13 in the Fort Hood mass shooting was set to deploy to either Iraq or Afghanistan soon and was apparently upset with the decision, said Jeff Sadosky, a spokesman for U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchinson. There is speculation that this may have been the motive for the shooting.
More information regarding Major Malik Nidal Hasan: The Associated Press has stated that he was a United States Army acting duty mental health professional in psychiatry. He has previously served in Washington D.C. with injured or traumatized troops after returning back to the United States after serving over seas.
There are some reports that Malik Hasan had some internet postings that had worried Federal law enforcement as they discuss suicide bombings and other threats.
There are reports that Major Hasan was a convert to Islam and originally from Jordan but has lived as an American citizen in Virginia for years.
He has also been reported as a graduate of Virginia Tech University.
Here is a full round up of the shootings at Ft Hood. Sergeant Kimberly Munley was the one who took Major Malik Nidal Hasan down.