He was shot and killed the first two sailors
According to his service records and Army sources, the US Navy medic shot two sailors at a nearby military base before he was killed by the police.
Authorities said Fantahun Girma Woldesenbet, 38, and the two people he shot were employees of Fort Detrick, Maryland.
The Navy said on Twitter that one of the injured sailors was released from the Baltimore hospital on Tuesday afternoon, while the other was in critical condition. He added that he has sent psychologists to the base to help local employees.
The authorities have not yet provided hypotheses about the motives of the shooting.
Frederick Town Police Lieutenant Andrew Alcorn said on Tuesday: “We are still studying piles of documents to try to figure out the exact motive.”
Spokesperson Denver Applehans revealed that Woldesenbet is a laboratory technician in the Biodefense Department of the Fort Detrick Medical Research Center. The Medical Research Center is located in Silver Spring, Maryland.
Woldesenbet’s service records show that he joined the army in September 2012 and assumed his latest position in August 2019. Camp Lejeune, North Carolina; Corpus Christi, Texas; Bremerton, Washington, and Portsmouth, Virginia.
Service records show that Woldesenbet has won the “Good Conduct” medal, the “National Defense Service Medal” and the “World War on Terrorism Medal”.
The armed incident on Tuesday took place in a warehouse used by the investigation center to store materials and equipment. The warehouse is located in the Riverside Science and Technology Park, an office building several miles away from the military base, and there is no 24-hour surveillance.