Orlando gunman Omar Mateen's wife Noor Mateen may face criminal charges

Orlando gunman's wife may face charges
Posted at 9:57 AM, Jun 14, 2016
and last updated 2016-06-14 13:39:28-04

Noor Mateen, the 30-year-old wife of Orlando gay club massacre shooter Omar Mateen, is being considered for possible criminal charges, officials say.

A law enforcement official told ABC News that she may have known something about the incident in advance but claims she tried to talk him out of the assault.

Omar Mateen opened fire in Pulse nightclub early Sunday morning killing 49 people and injuring dozens of others.

Mateen was said to be a regular at Pulse and other gay clubs in Florida, according to witnesses. Estella Peterkin, head of security at Pulse, told ABC News she had to kick him out for bad behavior on multiple occasions.