Incident Summary:

05/21/2020: An assailant opened fire on a soldier and attempted to ram his vehicle into a gate at the Naval Air Station in Corpus Christi, Texas, United States. The soldier was injured and the assailant was shot and killed by other soldiers at the scene. No group claimed responsibility for the incident; however sources identified the assailant as Adam Alsahli. Sources noted that Alsahli had expressed support for hard-line Islamic clerics and Al-Qaida in the Arabian Peninsula (AQAP).



United States

North America

region/u.s. state:


Corpus Christi

Attack Information
Type of Attack (more) Armed Assault
Successful Attack? (more) Yes
Target Information (more)
Target Type: Military
Name of Entity United States Navy
Specific Description Naval Air Station
Nationality of Target United States
Additional Information
Hostages No
Ransom No
Property Damage No
Weapon Information
Type Sub-type
Firearms Handgun
Vehicle (not to include vehicle-borne explosives, i.e., car or truck bombs)
Additional Information
Suicide Attack?No
Part of Multiple Incident?No
Criterion 1 (more) Yes
Criterion 2 (more) Yes
Criterion 3 (more) Yes
Doubt Terrorism Proper (more) No
Perpetrator Group Information
Group Name Claimed Responsibility
Jihadi-inspired extremists (suspected) No
Perpetrator Statistics
Number of Perpetrators 1
Number of Captured Perpetrators 0
Casualty Information
Total Number of Casualties 1 Fatalities / 1 Injured
Total Number of Fatalities 1
Number of U.S. Fatalities 1
Number of Perpetrator Fatalities 1
Total Number of Injured 1
Number of U.S. Injured 1
Number of Perpetrators Injured 0
"Texas Naval base shooter believed to have expressed support for terrorist groups online," CNN, May 21, 2020.
"Shooting At Texas Naval Air Station Investigated As Act Of Terrorism," The Bulletin's Frontrunner, May 22, 2020.
"Group: Shooter voiced support for hardline clerics," The Patriot Ledger (Quincy, Massachusetts), May 23, 2020.