Wednesday, 21 August, 2019

El Paso shooter says he was ‘targeting Mexicans’ in police confession

FILE- This undated file image provided by the FBI shows Patrick Crusius whom authorities have identified as the gunman who killed multiple people at an El Paso Texas shopping area. Saturday Aug. 3 2019. The FBI has labeled two of those attacks at US shooting suspect's mother police over son's gun:- Vanguard News
Deanna Wagner | 12 August, 2019, 19:16

According to Det Garcia, Mr Crusius waived his right to a lawyer, and told them that he had travelled from the suburbs of Dallas with an assault rifle and multiple magazines containing ammunition. Singer Eric Keyes, a Texas singer who was shot in 2012, told the celebrity news site that his therapist is the El Paso suspect's father, Bryan Crusius.

The weapon used in the attack was purchased legally, police say, and the suspect was able to carry it into the Walmart because of the state's "open carry" laws.

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rouke on Saturday joined a march in the Texas border city of El Paso to condemn last week's mass shooting there, telling the crowd that President Donald Trump was partly responsible for the hatred that inspired it.

A spokesman for police in Allen, Texas, says a record has been found of a telephone call to police that attorney's for Patrick Crusius' family say came from his mother.

Authorities believe Crusius is the author of a 2,300-word anti-immigrant screed that was posted to the online message board 8chan just 19 minutes before the mass shooting. At least 22 people were killed and more than a dozen others were hospitalized, including two with critical injuries.

The detective said that the accused was taken to an interview room where he had agreed to divulge the details of the shooting to another detective, the document said.

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Patrick Crusius, 21, is charged with capital murder, but he could eventually face federal hate crime and federal firearm charges. It's not like alarm bells were going off, ' Ayres told CNN. Less than 24 hours later, nine people were killed and 27 injured, after a gunman opened fire on the streets of a popular nightlife area in Dayton.

Trump, who visited the kin of shooting victims in both El Paso and Dayton, had called for tighter reforms, ranging from a background check on gun buyers to amendments in the immigration legislation.

Trump on Wednesday said on Twitter, "The Dems new weapon is actually their old weapon, one which they never cease to use when they are down, or run out of facts, RACISM!"

But some gun rights advocates say allowing law enforcement to take firearms would go against the U.S. constitution, which protects the right to bear arms.