By Mark Memmott

The civilian police officer who shot and wounded the gunman yesterday at Fort Hood -- bringing to an end the rampage that left 13 people dead -- is being hailed as a hero today by the post's commanding officer.

Lt. Gen. Robert Cone told CNN's American Morning that officer Kimberly Munley and her partner "responded very quickly. ... She, in an exchange of gunfire, she was wounded -- but wounded the shooter four times." It was "really a pretty amazing and aggressive performance by this police officer":

Munley is among those who remain hospitalized. She is in stable condition, according to Army officials.

ABC News says that Munley is 34 and originally from Enola, Pa.

The suspect, Army Maj. Nidal Malik Hasan, is also hospitalized.

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categories: Crime, National News

9:59 - November 6, 2009