FBI Still Looking for Saudi Officer's Motive for Pensacola Shooting

Clay Curtis
December 9, 2019

Cory Booker, D-N.J., who said it is "unacceptable" that the US continues to aid Saudi Arabia's war in Yemen, and pointed to the the killing of Washington Post journalist Jamal Khashoggi. But DeSantis said Sunday the shooting could have been prevented if there was 'better vetting'.

Rojas said on Sunday that the attacker used a Glock model 45 9mm handgun that he had purchased legally in Florida. "Our investigation has not led us to any information that indicates any credible threat to our community". Alshamrani was killed after two deputies exchanged gunfire with him.

He was a 21-year-old second lieutenant in the Saudi Arabian air force and a student naval flight officer, according to an Federal Bureau of Investigation spokesperson.

The Times quoted a senior U.S. official as saying that the attacker had no connection with any terrorist organization nor any group had made any formal claim of the attack.

Officials detained six Saudi nationals after the incident occurred, three of whom reportedly filmed the attack as it was happening.

"Appropriate personnel action was taken regarding the incident in question, corrective action was taken, the matter was closed back in April, and we have no further comment", Busey said. It found that the now-suspended account contained messages which blamed America for "crimes not only against Muslims but also humanity". Still, he said, the shooting likely wouldn't impact the US-Saudi alliance.

She did not confirm or deny media reports that the killer held a dinner party with friends days before the attack, during which guests watched videos of mass shootings, or allegations that one of his friends video recorded the attack. A federal law enforcement official said they are working to determine the objective of his trip to NY. They are devastated by what took place in Pensacola.

"I thank the kingdom for their pledge of full and complete cooperation", she added.

Over the weekend, several Saudi nationals were detained for questioning in connection to the attack, a U.S. official told CNN.

Image copyright Reuters Image caption The gunman has been officially named as Mohammed Alshamrani by the FBI What happened on Friday?

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"This has been done for many decades, " Trump said on Saturday. "And the fact that this president seems, in a very transactional way, doubling down on the relationship, and telling us it's because of just financial interests, is unacceptable".

Earlier, US Defence Secretary Mark Esper ordered a review of the screening process for foreign military personnel in the US.

"The sailors that lost their lives in the line of duty and showed exceptional heroism and bravery in the face of evil", Capt Tim Kinsella, commanding officer of naval air station Pensacola, said in a statement.

The third victim was airman apprentice Cameron Scott Walters, 21, of Richmond Hill, Georgia.

On Facebook, his brother Adam Watson wrote: "He died a hero and we are beyond proud but there is a hole in our hearts that can never be filled".

Joshua Watson, left, and Mohammed Haitham were killed in Friday's shooting at a Florida naval base.

The 19-year-old was an "all-star athlete" who took part in running and basketball before joining the Navy.

One deputy, who was shot in the arm, was treated and released on Friday. Both deputies are expected to survive.

The Navy officer is "going to be fine", Simmons added. "I don't want to prejudge the investigation, but it appears that this may be someone who was radicalized, whether it was here or (abroad)...it's unclear if he's got any ties to any other organizations".

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