Noor Zahi Salman, wife of Orlando terrorist Omar Mateen, told investigators that not only was she with him when he purchased the ammunition he used in Sunday morning’s terrible massacre, but that she was aware of his plan and even tried to talk him out of it. As NBC reports, she may herself be facing charges.
Omar Mateen’s wife, Noor Zahi Salman, told the FBI she was with him when he bought ammunition and a holster, several officials familiar with the case said. She told the FBI that she once drove him to the gay nightclub, Pulse, because he wanted to scope it out.
Mateen opened fire at Pulse early Sunday, leaving 49 dead and 53 injured. Twenty-seven victims remained hospitalized Tuesday. Six were in critical condition, according to hospital officials who said the death toll was still at risk of rising because one or two of those patients were “profoundly ill.”
Authorities are considering filing criminal charges against Noor for failing to tell them what she knew before the brutal attack, law enforcement officials say, but no decision has been made.
She is cooperating with investigators, several officials say.
Note, this was Mateen’s current wife, not his ex-wife who been seen in numerous interviews since the events of the weekend. Here is more from NBC:
h/t The Blaze