WASHINGTON – The suspect murdered in the scene of a Thursday’s “terrorism-related” shooting at a US naval air base in Texas has been identified as 20-year-old Adam Aalim Alsahli, a Syrian-born US citizen, federal law enforcement officials said on Friday.
The shooter opened fire on Naval Air Station Corpus Christi in an attack where one sailor, a member of the basic security forces, was injured, but none but the attacker was killed.
The suspect’s name and age were confirmed to Reuters in an email from an FBI official and tweeted by the agency. No further official information about the suspect was released immediately.
But a U.S. law enforcement officer familiar with the investigation said Alsahli was a resident of Syria who held U.S. citizenship.
FBI agent Leah Greeves said on Thursday after the shooting that the incident was “terrorist-related,” but official details of the attack’s conditions remained scarce.
Greeves also said at the time that authorities were looking for “a potential second related person of interest” who generally remained in the community. A law enforcement officer said that as of Friday afternoon, authorities had no updated information about the potential second suspect.
The Department of Justice said on Thursday that electronic media found on the spot were being analyzed as part of the investigation.