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UPDATE: Pentagon shooter dead after exchange of gunfire with officers

WASHINGTON (AP) -- The chief of the Pentagon police says the gunman who shot two Pentagon police officers was well armed with two 9 millimeter semiautomatic weapons and several magazines of ammunition.

Chief Richard Keevill said authorities also found more ammunition in the shooter's car, parked in a Washington area parking garage. John Patrick Bedell, 36, of Hollister, Calif., was identified as the shooter. He died Thursday night from head wounds received in the exchange with police.

The two officers injured have been released from the hospital. One suffered a thigh wound and the other was hit in the shoulder. Keevill said both were superficial injuries.

Keevill said they'd found no immediate connection to domestic or foreign terrorism. He said it appeared he had acted alone.


WASHINGTON (AP) -- Police confirm suspect in Pentagon shooting has died. There's also new information that 36-year-old John Patrick Bedell may have harbored resentment for the military, and had doubts about the facts in the September 11 terrorist attacks.


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WASHINGTON (WKOW) -- A gunman wounds two Pentagon officers at the subway entrance of the military complex.

The head of police at the Pentagon says the gunman was also wounded in an exchange of gunfire.

The two officers and gunman are believed to have non-life-threatening injuries.

The shooting happened outside the Pentagon. Since a redesign following 9/11 on the Pentagon, riders can no longer disembark directly into the building.

Chief Richard Keevill says the suspect walked up to the entrance, reached into his pocket as if to present an I.D. and then pulled a gun and started firing. Keevill says witnesses say the gunman seemed calm.

In the immediate aftermath, all Pentagon entrances were secured, then all were reopened except the one from the subway.

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