Suspect In #Garland Shooting Identified As Elton Simpson, Convicted In Terror Investigation Before, Placed On Probation…Update: Pic Of Suspect
ABC naturally calls it a “controversial event”, blame the victim.
One of the suspects in the shooting in Garland, Texas, late Sunday has been identified as Elton Simpson, an Arizona man who was previously the subject of a terror investigation, according to a senior FBI official.
Overnight and today FBI agents and a bomb squad were at Simpson’s home in an apartment complex in north Phoenix where a robot is believed to be conducting an initial search of the apartment.
Officials believe Simpson is the person who sent out several Twitter messages prior to the attack on Sunday, in the last one using the hashtag #TexasAttack about half an hour before the shooting.
Local police said two suspects opened fire late Sunday outside a community center in Garland that was hosting an event displaying cartoons of the prophet Muhammad. One unarmed security guard was injured, but other security officers managed to fatally shoot both attackers before anyone else was hurt or killed.
This was the tweet of the allegedly of Elton Simpson that we reported on last night, announcing they were ready to attack:
— Brian Ross (@BrianRoss) May 4, 2015