The stepmother of the police officer who shot an Army psychiatrist suspected of opening fire on fellow soldiers says the woman's heroics are not surprising.
Wanda Barbour told The Star-News of Wilmington on Friday that Sgt. Kimberly Munley has great spirit. Barbour says she knew Munley was involved when she heard a female officer at Forth Hood had shot and wounded Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan.
Officials say Munley -- who was wounded -- ended the crisis. She was recovering Friday in stable condition.
Thirty-four-year-old Munley is the daughter of former Carolina Beach Mayor Dennis Barbour.
WECT, the NBC station in Wilmington, reports that Munley was a police officer in Wrightsville Beach from 2000 to 2002. The police department told the station that she received three letters of commendation and recognition for her performance as a Wrightsville Beach Police Officer.