Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez

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Report: 2 Service Members Shot at Gunman in Chattanooga

Authorities recount details of the assault

(Newser) - When Muhammad Abdulazeez began his assault on the second military site in Chattanooga, two service members—a Navy officer and a Marine—opened fire on him, reports the Navy Times . It's not clear whether either hit Abdulazeez or why either was armed in apparent violation of policy, says the... More »

Chattanooga Shooter's Uncle Detained for Days

Source says shooter went to Jordan to get away from drugs

(Newser) - An uncle of the man who killed four Marines and a sailor in Chattanooga, Tenn., has been in custody in Jordan since a day after the attacks on two military sites, a lawyer says. Abed al-Kader Ahmad al-Khateeb tells the AP that he is barred from seeing his client, Muhammad... More »

7 States to Change Rules After Chattanooga

Wisconsin the latest state to say it will arm on-duty National Guard members

(Newser) - Wisconsin is joining six other states in arming on-duty National Guard members after last week's deadly Chattanooga shootings . "Allowing our National Guard members to carry weapons while on duty gives them the tools they need to serve and protect our citizens as well as themselves," Republican Gov.... More »

Shooter Turned Depression Into 'Heinous Act': Family

Still no motive, no arrests in Chattanooga shooting

(Newser) - "The person who committed this horrible crime was not the son we knew and loved," said the family of Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez, the man who killed four Marines and a sailor in Chattanooga, in a statement. "For many years, our son suffered from depression. It grieves us... More »

Chattanooga Suspect Texted Koran Verse Before Attack

Friend tells Reuters he was angry at the US

(Newser) - Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez sent a text message to a friend hours before the attack in Chattanooga that suggests he wanted revenge on the US for its role in the Middle East, reports Reuters . The message links to a verse in the Koran that reads in part, "Whosoever shows enmity... More »

Shooter Spent 7 Months Overseas Last Year

But whether his visit to Jordan means anything remains unclear

(Newser) - Authorities looking into the life of Chattanooga shooter Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez haven't turned up any ties to terror groups, but they're taking a close look at a seven-month visit he paid to Jordan last year, reports the New York Times . Abdulazeez, a naturalized US citizen, had relatives in... More »

Here's What We Know About the Chattanooga Shooter

Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez kept religious blog

(Newser) - From the way his friends describe him, Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez was a regular guy from an ordinary suburb—and the last person you'd expect to go on a shooting rampage. The 24-year-old, who was shot dead after allegedly killing four Marines in Chattanooga yesterday, was a "swell" and... More »

Chattanooga Shooter Is IDed

Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez, 24, a native of Kuwait

(Newser) - The shooter who killed four Marines in Chattanooga , Tennessee, today has been identified as 24-year-old Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez, reports the AP and CNN . (His first name is sometimes spelled Mohammad.) Abdulazeez, who also was killed, is believed to be a native of Kuwait who had been living in Hixson,... More »

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