El Paso Alleged Gunman Admitted, 'I'm The Shooter', Police Say

El Paso Alleged Gunman Admitted, 'I'm The Shooter', Police Say

The gunman confessed to officers while he was surrendering and later explained that he had been targeting Mexicans.

El Paso police wrote in Crusius' arrest warrant that he used an AK-47 rifle in the Walmart attack. Thirteen are listed as US citizens; eight are Mexican nationals.

A police affidavit released Friday said the suspect, Patrick Crusius, confessed to the shooting after getting out of his auto and surrendering to police, saying, "I'm the shooter".

More than 100 people have marched through the Texas border city of El Paso, denouncing racism and calling for stronger gun laws one week after 22 people were killed in a mass shooting that authorities say was carried out by a man targeting Mexicans.


Organizers said Saturday's march will begin at the port of entry on the U.S. -Mexico border.

Eight of the people killed in the rampage were Mexican nationals and numerous other victims were Americans of Hispanic origin.

Investigators are trying to confirm whether Crusius was the also author of a statement posted online roughly 20 minutes prior to the shooting that called for halting an "Hispanic invasion" of Texas. The suspected gunman, 21-year-old Patrick Crusius, of Allen, Texas, has been booked on capital murder charges.

Trump did not attend the meeting, and the White House declined to say which administration officials took part in the closed-door session.


Meanwhile, several victims of the El Paso attack and another mass shooting which took place in OH less than 24 hours later and left nine people dead were being laid to rest. State broadcaster TBC, citing police figures, said at least 70 more people were injured during the explosion in the town of Morogoro, about 120 miles (200 kilometers) from the economic hub of Dar es Salaam.

The two mass shootings have led gun control activists to renew their calls for Congress to take up action to reduce gun violence.

He met victims and emergency staff but faced protesters who say his rhetoric is fuelling the kind of racism that may be behind the El Paso attack.

"This community also holds the example and the solution to a country that has never been more divided than it is right now", O'Rourke said.


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