posted on Sep, 27 2013 @ 11:06 PM
From the timeline:
Alexis shoots the first victim in the west side of the fourth floor, and the first 911 call is made immediately afterward. A four-person
active-shooter team is assembled and reaches the Navy Yard in two minutes.
Alexis arrives in the first-floor lobby. He kills a security guard and takes the guard's handgun, a 9mm semiautomatic Beretta. FBI Director James
Comey said security video shows that Alexis appears to run out of shells, drops the shotgun and begins firing with the handgun.
After multiple encounters with law enforcement officers, Alexis is fatally shot in the head in a third-floor office
"It was a fierce, major gun battle,” (Navy Capt. Christopher)Mercer said. “Bullets were flying through my office, over our heads, and kept
going for minutes. Then, I heard, ‘Shooter down. Shooter down.’ ”
The shotgun was found on the first floor of Building 197, near the identification badge that had allowed Alexis access, court papers say.
Near Alexis’s body(on the third floor), authorities said, they found a 9mm semiautomatic pistol — which police have previously said was taken from
a security guard he had killed in the first-floor lobby. The documents say the handgun was loaded, even after Alexis’s gunfire exchange in
the final battle with police.
--How could Alexis continue on his rampage for an hour if first responders were there within minutes?
--How many of the victims were shot with the handgun vs. the shotgun? How could he have killed victims and engaged in multiple shootouts with police
and still have rounds left in the 9mm pistol?
--How is it that Alexis caught the security guard by surprise, and how was Alexis able to grab the pistol with numerous cops now entering the
--Did the entrance to Building 197 include an airport-style metal detector? If so, their official version falls apart right there.
I cannot speak for that building specifically, but in general, you're not going to find airport-style metal detectors in the lobbies of most
buildings on bases. I work off base but in a controlled facility, no metal detectors where I am at. I also cannot recall ever seeing one in ANY
building on either the NG base or the huge AFB in my area, and I've been on both of those bases quite a bit. Having worked on the Navy contract for
over 8 years now, I've never heard any of my base-homed co-workers complain about having to go through any metal detectors of that sort.
So speaking with at least a "semi" educated voice ... I certainly cant say there are no detectors in any buildings, but I'm going to venture a
guess that no, there was no metal detector where he entered.