Gunman slain after killing 12 at Washington Navy Yard
David Cloud, Richard A. Serrano and Richard SimonWASHINGTON — A gunman who had been discharged by the Navy in 2011 after what an official described as a "pattern of misconduct" staged a two-hour rampage Monday at the Washington Navy Yard, killing 12 people before being shot to death by law enforcement officials.
Officials using fingerprint records identified the man as Aaron Alexis, 34, a Navy contractor, whose arrival on the base shortly before 8:15 a.m. set off hours of terror and mayhem.
More than 3,000 workers were locked down in their offices while police officers, Navy security guards and FBI agents fought a running gun battle with the shooter, who was armed with an AR-15 assault rifle, a shotgun and a handgun. Investigators think Alexis began the assault with only the shotgun and that he took the AR-15 and handgun from people he shot, a U.S. official said.
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"Gunman slain after killing 12 at Washington Navy Yard ", La Clé des Langues [en ligne], Lyon, ENS de LYON/DGESCO (ISSN 2107-7029), septembre 2013. Consulté le 04/12/2023. URL: https://cle.ens-lyon.fr/anglais/archives/archives-revue-de-presse/gunman-slain-after-killing-12-at-washington-navy-yard-