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Emergency news and updates (gunman at Fort Leonard Wood gate, Missouri)
Missouri University of Science and Technology ^ | May 12 2011 - 11:58 a.m | Rolla Police Department

Posted on 05/12/2011 10:29:20 AM PDT by hedgetrimmer

At approximately 8:36 a.m. a male identified as Cody Nathaniel Willcoxon was seen at the entrance gate at Fort Leonard Wood with an AK-47. After being questioned by FLW Military Police the suspect fled the scene, and was pursued by members of the Pulaski County Sheriff's Dept. and St. Robert Police Department in a silver passenger car. The suspect then began to shoot at the pursuing officers, and he headed east on I-44. Spike strips were set up on I-44 which resulted in the suspect exiting at the Rolla 184 Exit. The Suspect then began shooting at Rolla Police Officers and members of the Phelps County Sheriff's Dept. as they pursued him. The suspect then drove through several areas in Rolla where he continued shooting at officers. The suspect vehicle stopped near McNutt Hall at Missouri University of Science and Technology near University Drive/Hwy 63. The suspect fled from his vehicle on foot with a long rifle. A perimeter was established by Law Enforcement Officers around McNutt Hall and the building was cleared by law enforcement officers.

Several minutes later the suspect broke into an occupied residence in the 1000 block of Crinoidal Ct. The suspect demanded the keys to the resident's car and stole it. He later fled the scene in the stolen car and since that time neither he nor the car has been located. The stolen car is identified as:

Stolen Vehicle 2003 Ford Taurus Charcoal Gray in color MO License ROLLAB (The license plate is a Rotary Club International personalized license plate) The vehicle has several stickers on the back window (American Flag, Air Evac, and Rotary Club International)


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AP news says the base refused him entrance because his ID didn't look right, but he drove into the base anyway and was pursued by military police until he fled.
1 posted on 05/12/2011 10:29:23 AM PDT by hedgetrimmer
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To: hedgetrimmer

The MP’s didn’t have loaded weapons?


2 posted on 05/12/2011 10:31:45 AM PDT by pgkdan ( "Wherever the Catholic sun doth shine / There's always laughter and good red wine / ...Belloc)
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To: hedgetrimmer
and was pursued by members of the Pulaski County Sheriff's Dept. and St. Robert Police Department in a silver passenger car.

any idea why they didn't use their patrol cars, the ones with lights and sirens? and take more than one?

3 posted on 05/12/2011 10:32:45 AM PDT by NonValueAdded (I asked the bartender for a bin Ladin, she said 'what's that? I said 'two shots then a splash.')
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To: hedgetrimmer
and was pursued by members of the Pulaski County Sheriff's Dept. and St. Robert Police Department in a silver passenger car

Why were the cops in a Silver passenger car? Do reporters even review their work any more? Are all editors brain dead?

4 posted on 05/12/2011 10:33:34 AM PDT by calex59
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To: hedgetrimmer
The suspect vehicle stopped near McNutt Hall

"Like a moth to a flame."

5 posted on 05/12/2011 10:33:38 AM PDT by savedbygrace (But God.)
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To: hedgetrimmer

Have they told us it’s not terrorism yet?...............


6 posted on 05/12/2011 10:33:47 AM PDT by Red Badger (Jesus said there is no marriage in Heaven. That's why they call it Heaven............)
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To: NonValueAdded

Ahh, great minds think alike.


7 posted on 05/12/2011 10:34:33 AM PDT by calex59
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To: pgkdan

Don’t know, but I’ll bet not.

At the Defense Language Institute, on the Presidio in Monterey, military patrols are not allowed to have guns on patrol, they hold their hands like they’re holding guns as they patrol. Its ridiculous!

Remember Ft. Hood.


8 posted on 05/12/2011 10:34:35 AM PDT by hedgetrimmer
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To: calex59

Could they have been off duty?

This report was provided by the Rolla police department, not a newspaper.


9 posted on 05/12/2011 10:36:35 AM PDT by hedgetrimmer
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To: hedgetrimmer

A guy with a gun, presumably nothing extraordinary, shows up at a military base and does something he shouldn’t, and people start prancing around like chickens with their head cut off, oh what do we do!

Geez Louise this is a military base ain’t it? I hope at least now they are allowed to defend themselves instead of having to wait on civvie copz.


10 posted on 05/12/2011 10:37:21 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: Red Badger

they will soon as the suspect is not amish ...

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The suspect was wearing a blue and white t-shirt and possibly khaki cargo shorts. The suspect is a caucasian male with sandy blonde hair and may be bleeding from one hand.

Willcoxon is 5’10” and weighs 180 pounds. He is from Oklahoma.


11 posted on 05/12/2011 10:37:32 AM PDT by VAFreedom (maybe i should take a nap before work)
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To: hedgetrimmer

Not even dummy parade guns... how silly.


12 posted on 05/12/2011 10:38:21 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: calex59
Do reporters even review their work any more? Are all editors brain dead?

No.

Yes.

13 posted on 05/12/2011 10:39:13 AM PDT by GOPJ (Osama bin SEALed - http://www.citizenwarrior.com/2009/05/terrifying-brilliance-of-islam.html)
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To: HiTech RedNeck

No you wouldn’t want to frighten any foreigners that may be on base.


14 posted on 05/12/2011 10:39:37 AM PDT by hedgetrimmer
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Shooter on Missouri S&T Campus

Posted Thursday, May 12th, 2011 at 9:38am | UPDATED: May 12, 2011 at 11:16am

The university stated no shots were fired and the shooter, identified as 31 year old Cody Nathaniel Willcoxon, had left the campus.

By Scott Kanowsky

City of Rolla communications officer Scott Grahl said Willcoxon first arrived to the front gate of Fort Leonard Wood army base at 8:36 Thursday morning “armed with an AK-47.”

After being questioned by officials at Fort Leonard Wood, Willcoxon left the area in a “silver car” heading east on I-44 and “shot at” law enforcement officials in pursuit. Grahl said Willcoxon was forced to detour off the road and into Rolla after metal spike strips were put down. Grahl was unable to say if Willcoxon drove over the spikes.

Willcoxon was then pursued by Rolla Police Department officers while shooting and stopped in front of McNutt Hall on the Missouri S&T campus.

From there, Grahl says Willcoxon fled on foot with a “long rifle,” broke into, and drove away in a resident’s car–described by Grahl as a gray 2003 Ford Taurus with the license plate ROLLAB.

Grahl says Willcoxon has not been seen since, however officials are still in pursuit.

Grahl insisted that Willcoxon’s “long rifle” has law enforcement worried the suspect could have “had more than one weapon in his silver vehicle.”

“All I can tell you is at the the subject is still at large and we’re still pursuing him,” an official from the Rolla Police Department said.

The university placed the Missouri S&T campus on lockdown and ordered students to stay indoors.

No injuries have yet been reported.

Missouri S&T and Grahl said the suspect was last seen wearing a blue and white striped t-shirt, khaki cargo shorts, and was bleeding from one hand.

He was last seen on White Columns Dr., a neighborhood north of the Missouri S&T campus, the university said in a press release.

Grahl said Rolla’s mayor, the Chiefs of Police of Rolla and Missouri S&T, and a Missouri Highway Patrol Troop Commander will give further updates at a press conference around 1 pm.

http://www.kbia.org/news/shooter-on-missouri-st-campus


15 posted on 05/12/2011 10:39:58 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: VAFreedom

A good ole boy, therefore Bummer will shortly tut-tut about the “terrorist” (even if the actual problem is more like he went nuts on a bad drug trip).


16 posted on 05/12/2011 10:40:58 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: VAFreedom


Photo of suspect.
17 posted on 05/12/2011 10:41:33 AM PDT by hedgetrimmer
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To: hedgetrimmer

Emergency news and updates
May 12 - 12:04 p.m.

A press conference will be held at the State Highway Patrol, Troop I annex building in Rolla at 1 p.m.

1301 Nagogami Road (Hwy. E)
Rolla, Mo 65401

May 12 - 11:58 a.m.

Release from Rolla Police Department

At approximately 8:36 a.m. a male identified as Cody Nathaniel Willcoxon was seen at the entrance gate at Fort Leonard Wood with an AK-47. After being questioned by FLW Military Police the suspect fled the scene, and was pursued by members of the Pulaski County Sheriff’s Dept. and St. Robert Police Department in a silver passenger car. The suspect then began to shoot at the pursuing officers, and he headed east on I-44. Spike strips were set up on I-44 which resulted in the suspect exiting at the Rolla 184 Exit. The Suspect then began shooting at Rolla Police Officers and members of the Phelps County Sheriff’s Dept. as they pursued him. The suspect then drove through several areas in Rolla where he continued shooting at officers. The suspect vehicle stopped near McNutt Hall at Missouri University of Science and Technology near University Drive/Hwy 63. The suspect fled from his vehicle on foot with a long rifle. A perimeter was established by Law Enforcement Officers around McNutt Hall and the building was cleared by law enforcement officers.

Several minutes later the suspect broke into an occupied residence in the 1000 block of Crinoidal Ct. The suspect demanded the keys to the resident’s car and stole it. He later fled the scene in the stolen car and since that time neither he nor the car has been located. The stolen car is identified as:

Stolen Vehicle
2003 Ford Taurus
Charcoal Gray in color
MO License ROLLAB (The license plate is a Rotary Club International personalized license plate)
The vehicle has several stickers on the back window (American Flag, Air Evac, and Rotary Club International)

Photo credit: Oklahoma Dept. of Corrections.
http://ice.mst.edu/images/codywillcoxon.jpg

Suspect:
Cody Nathaniel Willcoxon
Age 31
5’10” 180 pounds
White male
Last seen wearing a blue/white stripe shirt and tan shorts

The suspect is considered armed and dangerous. More information will follow.

http://www.mst.edu/


18 posted on 05/12/2011 10:41:46 AM PDT by kcvl
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To: hedgetrimmer

Not even with the little comic flags that hang out of the barrel of the dummy guns and read “BANG”?


19 posted on 05/12/2011 10:42:14 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: hedgetrimmer
At the Defense Language Institute, on the Presidio in Monterey,

I was there 24 years ago. Is it still an open base? We ran off all kinds of losers when we spotted them trolling through the lots and barracks buildings.

20 posted on 05/12/2011 10:46:24 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Rose, there's a Messerschmitt in the kitchen. Clean it up, will ya?)
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To: kcvl

Well he seems to have changed out of that shirt rather quickly.


21 posted on 05/12/2011 10:48:22 AM PDT by HiTech RedNeck (Hawk)
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To: hedgetrimmer

Is this for real??

It reads like “Standard Plot #6 for Cookie-Cutter Cop Shows”....


22 posted on 05/12/2011 10:48:48 AM PDT by Uncle Ike (Rope is cheap, and there are lots of trees...)
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Being questioned by officials at Ft Leonard Wood —according to AP, it means the guard examined his ID and found it lacking.

Willcoxon left the area, according to AP, after he accelerated through the gate and drove onto the base where he was pursued by military police until he drove off the base. This is apparently where the local law enforcement took over and were shot at.


23 posted on 05/12/2011 10:50:25 AM PDT by hedgetrimmer
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To: hedgetrimmer

So. First, the perp isn’t stopped by FLW Military Police.

He evades capture by Pulaski County Sheriff’s Dept.

He evades capture by St. Robert Police Dept.

He evades capture by Rolla Police Dept.

He evades capture by Phelps County Sheriff’s Dept

Perp flees his vehicle at McNutt Hall. Officers surround McNutt Hall, establish a perimeter and clear the building.

But, the perp wasn’t in McNutt Hall. He busts in on some homeowners in their residence, steals their car, gets away undetected, and now noone knows where he is.

I’m feeling more secure.


24 posted on 05/12/2011 10:52:01 AM PDT by lonevoice (Where the Welfare State is on the march, the Police State is not far behind)
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To: IYAS9YAS

No, all the bases in Monterey county are now closed with high security barricades and guard houses at all the entrances.

Without a military ID or DOD ID, American citizens can’t go there anymore.


25 posted on 05/12/2011 10:53:05 AM PDT by hedgetrimmer
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To: hedgetrimmer

OMG I have a nephew at Ft. Leonardwood.


26 posted on 05/12/2011 10:53:50 AM PDT by trillabodilla (Jesus Saves)
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To: trillabodilla

Can you find out whats going on and post it here?


27 posted on 05/12/2011 10:54:33 AM PDT by hedgetrimmer
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To: kcvl
"The suspect is considered armed and dangerous."

"Use of unnecessary violence to apprehend the Blues Brothers has been approved."

28 posted on 05/12/2011 10:57:51 AM PDT by GourmetDan (Eccl 10:2 - The heart of the wise inclines to the right, but the heart of the fool to the left.)
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To: hedgetrimmer

Will someone please post that image of the many objects the media calls AK-47?


29 posted on 05/12/2011 10:59:55 AM PDT by KingLudd
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To: hedgetrimmer

I can’t even write him a letter right now they went into the “woods” on Monday. per his most recent letter to me from Saturday.


30 posted on 05/12/2011 11:02:50 AM PDT by trillabodilla (Jesus Saves)
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To: KingLudd

31 posted on 05/12/2011 11:13:30 AM PDT by NeverEVERKerry (I AM JIM THOMPSON!)
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To: hedgetrimmer

I’m guessing they know where he lives... seems like he has been in jumpsuit orange before, based on the photo.


32 posted on 05/12/2011 11:15:12 AM PDT by hattend (Obama is better than OJ... He found a killer while on the golf course.)
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To: GourmetDan

They must have SCMODS.


33 posted on 05/12/2011 11:16:35 AM PDT by Drill Thrawl (How much longer can the charade last?)
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To: lonevoice

It’s Janet Nepalincompatano’s dream come true.


34 posted on 05/12/2011 11:17:14 AM PDT by hattend (Obama is better than OJ... He found a killer while on the golf course.)
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Our schools near 1-44 went on lock down just in case, pretty standard. Found an assault on campus under a car.
35 posted on 05/12/2011 11:17:54 AM PDT by fungoking (Tis a blessing to live in the Ozarks.)
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To: hedgetrimmer

It’s OK, everyone, not to worry—guns aren’t allowed on military posts! Dodged a bullet there, eh?


36 posted on 05/12/2011 11:22:58 AM PDT by Future Snake Eater (Don't stop. Keep moving!)
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“Geez Louise this is a military base ain’t it? I hope at least now they are allowed to defend themselves instead of having to wait on civvie copz.”

Nope. I have a Texas CHL and have to leave my weapon at home if I’m going to a military base. Absolute idiocy.

Colonel, USAFR


37 posted on 05/12/2011 11:26:12 AM PDT by jagusafr ("We hold these truths to be self-evident...")
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To: hedgetrimmer
Being questioned by officials at Ft Leonard Wood —according to AP, it means the guard examined his ID and found it lacking.

OK, I can sorta see how it can happen that this guy got away from the gate guard....

So he was in his car, and the gate guard no doubt had a holstered pistol. Car drives off, and by the time the gate gaurd can pull his gun, he no longer has a clean shot.

What I don't understand, though, is how the guy got back off the base. Don't they have barriers to prevent exactly that sort of thing?

I think the security arrangements at Ft. Leonard Wood are about to receive some very uncomfortable scrutiny...

38 posted on 05/12/2011 11:27:10 AM PDT by r9etb
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To: trillabodilla

I just received a text message from KMOU TV that said the subject was apprehended.


39 posted on 05/12/2011 11:30:23 AM PDT by listenhillary (Social Justice is the epitome of injustice.)
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To: fungoking

http://www.connectmidmissouri.com/news/story.aspx?id=616884

Update: May 12 at 12:55 p.m.:

Authorities have the suspect in custody. Authorities caught him on County Road 6030 near Edgar Springs. Law enforcement officials got the custody on ground at gunpoint.

Cody Willcoxson, 31, is in custody. He has one gunshot wound.

Update: May 12 at 12:50 p.m.:


40 posted on 05/12/2011 11:32:57 AM PDT by listenhillary (Social Justice is the epitome of injustice.)
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To: hedgetrimmer

Ah....terrorist disguised as a Rotary Club member.....


41 posted on 05/12/2011 11:33:29 AM PDT by G Larry (I dream of a day when a man is judged by the content of his character)
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42 posted on 05/12/2011 11:36:28 AM PDT by mdel747
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To: hattend

Multiple felonies, now some more, most likely!


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44 posted on 05/12/2011 11:42:58 AM PDT by TheOldLady
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To: lonevoice
So. First, the perp isn’t stopped by FLW Military Police.

He evades capture by Pulaski County Sheriff’s Dept.

He evades capture by St. Robert Police Dept.

He evades capture by Rolla Police Dept.

He evades capture by Phelps County Sheriff’s Dept

Perp flees his vehicle at McNutt Hall. Officers surround McNutt Hall, establish a perimeter and clear the building.

But, the perp wasn’t in McNutt Hall. He busts in on some homeowners in their residence, steals their car, gets away undetected, and now noone knows where he is.

I’m feeling more secure.


"The system worked" -- Janet Napolitano

45 posted on 05/12/2011 11:44:34 AM PDT by txroadkill ( "The system worked" - J. Napolitano / "We're sooooooo screwed!" -TxRoadkill)
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To: lonevoice

Don’t worry, the authorities are in charge. There is no need for you to be armed.


46 posted on 05/12/2011 11:47:57 AM PDT by ctdonath2 (Great children's books - http://www.UsborneBooksGA.com)
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To: hedgetrimmer
No, all the bases in Monterey county are now closed with high security barricades and guard houses at all the entrances.

Good to hear. What'd they do with all the highway traffic that used to use the base? That, IIRC, was the main reason the base was open when I was there.

47 posted on 05/12/2011 11:48:36 AM PDT by IYAS9YAS (Rose, there's a Messerschmitt in the kitchen. Clean it up, will ya?)
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To: G Larry

You can’t trust those Rotarians!.............


48 posted on 05/12/2011 11:52:44 AM PDT by Red Badger (Jesus said there is no marriage in Heaven. That's why they call it Heaven............)
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To: lonevoice

None of those things would surprise you if you were familiar with that part of Missouri.

My wife has a bunch of kin down there - the Clampetts are sophisticated compared to that bunch of inbreds. LOL


49 posted on 05/12/2011 11:53:21 AM PDT by Augie
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To: lonevoice
"I’m feeling more secure."

You should since you do not live in the vicinity. :-)

50 posted on 05/12/2011 11:54:29 AM PDT by verity (The Obama Administration is a Criminal Enterprise.)
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