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Police element name about Crusius proudly owning gun

CIUDAD JUAREZ, Mexico (AP) — The Newest on the capturing in El Paso, Texas, that killed 22 individuals (all instances native):

8:15 p.m.

A spokesman for police in Allen, Texas, says a report has been discovered of a phone name to police that legal professional’s for Patrick Crusius’ household say got here from his mom.

Sgt. Jon Felty advised The Related Press on Thursday that the decision was taken on June 27 from a lady who didn’t establish herself or her son.

Felty says the lady was involved about her son shopping for a weapon on-line, requested if the 21-year-old Crusius was sufficiently old to purchase it and whether or not he would in any other case qualify for the acquisition. He says that she was assured he was sufficiently old, however whether or not he would qualify would rely upon the findings of a background examine.

Felty says: “At no time did she specific a priority for something however the security of her son.” He added that she was requested a number of instances about whether or not her son was suicidal or if she had observed any current change in his conduct. She assured police that she had seen no change.

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4:40 p.m.

A lawyer for the household of the person accused of killing 22 individuals in El Paso, Texas, says they by no means heard him articulate views contained in a racist screed that appeared on-line earlier than the assault.

Authorities consider 21-year-old Patrick Crusius wrote a rambling doc that railed towards the risks of mass immigration earlier than opening hearth on a Walmart within the border metropolis final weekend.

Crusius lived close to Dallas and authorities say he drove greater than 10 hours to El Paso to hold out the assault. However an legal professional for his household mentioned Thursday they by no means heard Crusius specific the type of racist and anti-immigrant views that had been posted on-line.

Legal professional Chris Ayres didn’t reply questions on how the weapon used within the assault was obtained. However he advised The Related Press in an electronic mail that Crusius “often shot weapons, as many do, together with his dad.”

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12:30 p.m.

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O’Rourke has crossed the border into Mexico for the funeral of one of many 22 individuals killed in a capturing at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas.

The previous El Paso congressman mentioned Thursday he got here to the border metropolis of Ciudad Juárez, Mexico, “to remind the world that we’re a binational neighborhood.”

O’Rourke says the household that invited him to the funeral requested that he not establish the sufferer.

Mexican officers have mentioned eight of the individuals killed in Saturday’s assault had been Mexican nationals. Authorities consider the 21-year-old suspected gunman posted a racist, anti-immigrant screed on-line shortly earlier than opening hearth.

One other funeral was scheduled later Thursday for Juárez elementary faculty principal Elsa Mendoza.


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