Witness: Hero Cop's Partner Took Down Hasan
Sgt. Mark Todd's role obscured in Fort Hood aftermath
By Rob Quinn,  Newser Staff
Posted Nov 12, 2009 1:21 AM CST
Updated Nov 12, 2009 5:30 AM CST
Sgt. Kimberly Munley was shot before she could injure Hasan, according to a witness.   (AP Photo/via Sgt. Munley's Twitter page)

(Newser) – Kimberly Munley's heroism during the Fort Hood shootings isn't in question but her equally heroic partner deserves the credit for actually stopping Nidal Hasan's rampage, according to an eyewitness. Hasan shot Munley as she appeared from behind a building and was reloading, apparently unharmed, when Sgt. Mark Todd came around the corner and shot him several times, the witness tells the New York Times.

A military spokesman refused to respond to questions about which officer shot Hasan and why his role may have been obscured in the aftermath of the shootings. Todd and Munley discussed the "confusing and chaotic" incident on Oprah yesterday but didn't give a detailed chronology of events. Todd's wife told an interviewer that he asked the military to protect his identity after the shootings and that he doesn't consider himself the real hero. "They were in this together,” she said.