Posted: Oct 13, 2010 11:40 AM by Greg Boyce
FORT HOOD, Texas (AP) - An Army sergeant wounded in a deadly rampage at Fort Hood, Texas, last year, has told a military court that he made eye contact with the alleged shooter before being shot himself.
Sgt. Alonzo Lunsford says he heard Maj. Nidal Hassan say "God is Great" in Arabic before pulling out a weapon and opening fire in the base's processing center. Lunsford says a laser on the barrel of the weapon came across his line of sight as the firing began. Lunsford say he was blinded in one eye and left with partial vision in the other.
Meanwhile, a civilian medical technician describes hiding under a desk after a soldier in front of her was shot three times. In a recording of a 911 call, Michelle Harper can be heard pleading with a dispatcher to send help quickly, as gunfire, screams and victims' moans are heard in the background. Harper says she could only see
the shooter's slow, deliberate footsteps.
Hasan is charged with 13 counts of premeditated murder and 32 counts of attempted premeditated murder in the attack. The hearing will determine if there's enough evidence to move forward to a trial.