Nov 9, 2009 11:13 AM by Associated Press
A U.S. Army hospital spokesman says the man suspected in a deadly shooting spree at Fort Hood, Texas, is conscious and able to talk.
Dewey Mitchell, a spokesman at Brooke Army Medical Center, says Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan remains in stable condition. Mitchell says Hasan has been awake and able to talk since he was taken off a ventilator Saturday.
Hasan is at Brooke Medical Center in San Antonio, about 150 miles southwest of Fort Hood. Authorities say the 39-year-old Hasan opened fire at a processing center Thursday at Fort Hood, the country's largest military installation.
Thirteen people were killed and 29 were wounded. The rampage ended when civilian police shot Hasan.