this earlier from a story titled Police say 2 gunmen have killed 4, injured 8 on grounds of Washington Navy Yard, [
By Carol Morello, Peter Hermann and Maggie Fazeli Fard, Updated: Monday, September 16, 11:31 AM ]
“He was a tall black guy,” said her co-worker, Todd Brundage, who is black. “He didn’t say a word.”
and said that the "phrase " who is black" here means that Mr. Brundage has permission to say
that someone is black."
In the latest version of a this story,[At least 13 dead in Navy Yard shooting; possible suspect at large,
but at the same URL]; now that Alexis has been seen
to be black, the racial descriptions of both witness and s
hooter have been removed.
It now reads
Terry Durham said that as she and co-workers were evacuating, she saw a man down the hall raise a rifle and fire toward them, hitting a wall.“He didn’t say a word,” said her co-worker, Todd Brundage.
You can see video of the interview here.