Fort Hood Victim’s Dad Tells What Provoked Gunman
The father of one of the Fort Hood victims said the gunman went to pick up a form to ask for time off and was told to come back later. That set him off.
The father said that he learned of the account directly from his son, Army Sgt. Jonathan Westbrook, who was struck by four bullets, and from other sources. The military has released few details about what motivated the shooting rampage.
The father, Theodis Westbrook, told NBC affiliate WLBT in Mississippi that his son worked in the personnel office at the base. The father said he was told that the gunman went to the office to get a leave form and was told to come back the next day to pick it up.
The gunman left, returned with a gun and opened fire, the father said.