|Belleau Wood US Marines|
Memorial, Des Plaines, IL
The killer, Muhammad Youssef Abdulazeez, was shot to death by local police.
The paper contacted a former high school classmate of the murderer, Ryan Smith.
From the Times Free Press:
Smith said that Abdulazeez was very religious, and that he would argue "back and forth" with the boys' high school wrestling coach during fasting rituals.
"His whole family was really religious," Smith said. "His family, they all wore the drapes and stuff, all the women in his family wore the little hoods."
Andulazeez became an mixed martial artist after high school, Smith said. Smith did not know what motivated his former friend to attack the military installations in Chattanooga.