Maryland Navy Sailor Enters Business After Shot, Shows Chilling Surveillance Video


Surveillance video from a Maryland company shows one of the two seriously injured Navy sailors staggering inside the facility moments after he was shot Tuesday near the army base where he is stationed.

Authorities said Fantahun Girma Woldesenbet, 38, a Navy hospital corpsman, began firing a rifle in an office park before driving 10 minutes to Fort Detrick, where he was killed by personnel.

Moments after the shooting, the wounded sailor walked into Nicolock, a pavement maker, in uniform and appeared to warn two men behind a counter what was happening. Then he opened a door and entered a room.

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An officer stands near a walled-in area near the scene of a shooting at a business park in Frederick, Maryland (AP Photo / Julio Cortez)

The two men walked to the front door and seemed to lock themselves in. Calls to Nicolock’s location from Fox News were not returned.

Investigators have not determined a motive for the shooting. The US Army garrison Fort Detrick announced that the suspect “passed through the Nalin Pond gate located opposite Opposumtown Pike” and arrived at the base, where he was mortally wounded.

Woldesenbet allegedly brandished his weapon at Fort Detrick civil police personnel who fatally shot him.

One of the wounded sailors was released from a hospital hours later and the other remained in critical condition, the Navy said.

Members of the Frederick Police Department Special Response Team prepare to enter Fort Detrick at Nallin Farm Gate in a convoy of trucks and sedans, following a shooting at Riverside Tech Park Tuesday morning in Frederick, Maryland (Graham Cullen / The Frederick News- Post via AP)

Members of the Frederick Police Department Special Response Team prepare to enter Fort Detrick at Nallin Farm Gate in a convoy of trucks and sedans, following a shooting at Riverside Tech Park Tuesday morning in Frederick, Maryland (Graham Cullen / The Frederick News- Post via AP)

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In a statement, the Navy said it was sending “our condolences to all those affected by this terrible act of violence and will continue to support the investigation.”

Fort Detrick is home to the Army’s flagship biological defense laboratory and several federal civilian biodefense laboratories. About 10,000 military and civilians work at the garrison, which covers about 1,300 acres in the city of Frederick.

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