Washington- 16 September 2013

WJLA- Mandatory Courtesy

1. SOUNDBITE (English) Cmdr. Tim Jiras, Witness

"Got about 150 people out of the back of the alley. I was standing in the alley behind the building. And a gentleman approached me from the boiler shop behind me. He was talking to me about what was going on in my building. He mentioned there was a shooter in the building, I said I could not confirm that. We had about a one minute conversation and then we had two gunshots that went off near us. One hit him he fell down and then I ran from there after that."

2. SOUNDBITE (English) Cmdr. Tim Jiras, Witness

"I saw him drop in front of me, he was shot in the head. I left at that point because I didn't know if the shooter was coming out of the building or if he was still in the area where he could shoot me as well. I ran behind a building, jumped a fence and ended up back with the rest of the people and security folks further back away from the scene."

3. SOUNDBITE (English) Cmdr. Tim Jiras, Witness

"I know one of my coworkers was shot because I got a text from my boss, we were trying to account for different people that were going on throughout the day."

4. SOUNDBITE (English) Cmdr. Tim Jiras, Witness

I feel very lucky to be standing here talking to you as opposed to (pause) somewhere else.