Navy: Officer has not been charged for firing personal weapon at Chattanooga gunman

Navy Lt. Cmdr. Tim White
photo Navy Lt. Cmdr. Tim White

Navy Lt. Cmdr. Tim White has not been charged for firing his personal weapon at a lone gunman during the July 16 attacks on two military sites in Chattanooga, according to the Navy, despite weekend rumors that White had been charged for his actions.

White confirmed to the Times Free Press last week that he did open fire with a personal weapon on Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez as the 24-year-old Hixson man attacked the U.S. Naval and Marine Reserve Center on Amnicola Highway.

Currently, Department of Defense regulations prohibit most service members from being armed on U.S.