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Suspect Of El Paso, Texas’ Massacre Is In Arrest, Said He Wanted To Shoot As Many Mexicans As Possible

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The two massacres that the US have witnessed back to back are some of the deadliest mass shootings in U.S. history. The one which was attempted at Dayton, Ohio saw suspect shot to death at the crime scene only while in the rampage related to El Paso, Texas, firstly we had heard about three of suspects getting arrested and later law officials confirmed that only one of the suspect is in custody.

A child takes part in a vigil in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua state, Aug. 3, 2019, after a mass shooting In Texas. Image Credit: Getty Images
A child takes part in a vigil in Ciudad Juarez, Chihuahua state, Aug. 3, 2019, after a mass shooting in Texas. Image Credit: Getty Images.

Suspect Of El Paso, Texas’ Massacre Is In Arrest

At 12:11 p.m. local time, the El Paso Police Department notified through a tweet that “We have multi reports of multiple shooters.” While after the arrest of the single suspect El Paso Police Department Sgt. Robert Gomez said that “At this time, we do have one person in custody. We don’t believe there’s anybody outstanding”.

Suspect’s Identity

The gunman identified as Patrick Crusius, 21, of Allen, Texas was taken into custody with the charges of capital murder, court records revealed. On Sunday the U.S. Attorney for the Western District of Texas, John Bash explained that the federal authorities are investigating the incident as an act of “domestic terrorism.” It means the suspect was with the intent of “coercing and intimidating a civilian population.”

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Patrick Crusius in a photo provided by the FBI. Image Credit: AP.
Patrick Crusius in a photo provided by the FBI. Image Credit: AP.

Bash revealed that authorities are also taking hate crimes and federal firearms charges into consideration against Crusius. The charges fetched the death penalty if a person found guilty. “We’re going to do what we do to terrorists in this country, which is to deliver swift and certain justice,” Bash stated in a Sunday’s press conference.

Gomez also talked about the suspect. He reported that Crusius was “taken into custody without incident.” Also, no officials fired their weapons in order to arrest him.

Law enforcement agencies respond to the shooting in El Paso. Photo: Joel Angel Juarez/AFP/Getty Images.
Law enforcement agencies respond to the shooting in El Paso. Photo: Joel Angel Juarez/AFP/Getty Images.

Mexicans Were At Shooter’s Gunpoint

Two law enforcement officials stated to ABC News that after the arrest Crusius told them that he wanted to fire at as many Mexicans as possible.

Without revealing much about what Crusius revealed to law officials El Paso Police Chief Greg Allen said during Sunday’s news conference that “He was forthcoming with information. He basically didn’t hold anything back”.

The officials also claimed that an assault-style rifle, similar to an AK-47 was recovered from the crime scene. Several magazines were also found with the gun.

Shoppers exit with their hands up after a shooting in El Paso, Texas, on Saturday. Image Credit: Reuters.
Shoppers exit with their hands up after a shooting in El Paso, Texas, on Saturday. Image Credit: Reuters.

20 Killed And 20 Injured

Allen at a news conference Saturday night confirmed that the shooter took the life of 20 people. On the other hand, the other 26 left wounded. The injured are aged between two years to 82.

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Shooter Stormed In Walmart Having More Than 1000 People

The shooter stormed at Walmart which is located at the Cielo Vista Mall, one of city’s most popular mall, especially among Mexicans. Walmart, at the time of mass execution, was a stud with more than 100 employees and between 1,000 and 3,000 Saturday morning back-to-school shoppers as per the preliminary estimation.

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