Former NC Officer Called Hero Of Fort Hood Shooting

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.

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