July 28th, 2011
02:59 PM ET

UPDATE: "Odd" behavior raised gun store suspicions

CNN's Randi Kaye interviewed Greg Ebert, a former police officer 
working at the Killeen, Texas gun store where Pfc Naser Jason
Abdo went to buy supplies. Here is some of what Ebert told CNN's Newsroom:

"He came to the store to purchase a quantity of smokeless gunpowder
and did not seem to know what it was. It was just really odd,
his behavior."

"He selected six canisters of smokeless gunpowder, placed them
on the counter and then asked the manager "well, what is
smokeless powder?"  If you don't know what it is, why in
the world would you buy that much?"

"It was out of the norm, but he had not done anything unlawful
or illegal that would prevent the sale, so we went ahead and
made the sale to him, but after the fact, once he had departed
the store we had discussed amongst ourselves and came to the
conclusion that it would be prudent to notify the authorities
and allow them to make whatever inquiry was necessary."

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  1. Ben


    August 8, 2011 at 9:35 am | Reply

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