Shooter Alive, in Custody

Army had said Nidal Malik Hasan was killed after spree
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 5, 2009 8:29 PM CST
Military officials say the suspected shooter at Fort Hood, Texas, is Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – A US Army spokesman says the suspect in today's shootings at Fort Hood, Texas, is alive and was not killed by authorities responding to the attack. Lt. Gen. Bob Cone also says the death toll from the attack remains 12 after another victim died.

Authorities said immediately after today's attack that they had killed the suspected shooter, named as Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, 39. But Cone now says the suspected shooter is alive and in stable condition. Cone offered little explanation to reporters at a news conference as to why the suspect was believed dead, saying only there was confusion at the hospital.