El Paso shooting suspect said he was targeting Mexicans
The man who is accused of carrying out last weekend's deadly mass shooting at a Walmart in the Texas border city of El Paso confessed to officers while he was surrendering and later explained that he was targeting Mexicans, authorities say.
The suspect, Patrick Crusius, 21, came out of his vehicle, stopped at an intersection, “and stated out loud ‘I’m the shooter’”, Detective Adrian Garcia said in the affidavit on Sunday, a day after the shooting. He has been charged with capital murder and is being held without bond.
Crusius later waived his Miranda rights and agreed to speak with detectives, telling them he entered the store with an AK-47 assault rifle and multiple magazines, and that he was targeting Mexicans. 22 people were killed and about 2 dozen were injured. Most of the dead had Hispanic last names and 8 were Mexican nationals.
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