icon bookmark-bicon bookmarkicon cameraicon checkicon chevron downicon chevron lefticon chevron righticon chevron upicon closeicon v-compressicon downloadicon editicon v-expandicon fbicon fileicon filtericon flag ruicon full chevron downicon full chevron lefticon full chevron righticon full chevron upicon gpicon insicon mailicon moveicon-musicicon mutedicon nomutedicon okicon v-pauseicon v-playicon searchicon shareicon sign inicon sign upicon stepbackicon stepforicon swipe downicon tagicon tagsicon tgicon trashicon twicon vkicon yticon wticon fm

El Paso shooter says he was ‘targeting Mexicans’ in police confession

El Paso shooter says he was ‘targeting Mexicans’ in police confession
The El Paso massacre suspect arrested after the mass shooting at Walmart that left 22 people dead has confessed to police that his targets were “Mexicans,” a local detective has revealed.

21-year-old Patrick Crusius immediately surrendered to police, admitting to officers “I’m the shooter” and later confessing that he'd aimed to kill Mexicans, Detective Adrian Garcia of the El Paso Police Department said, in an arrest warrant affidavit.

Crusius told police he made the 10-hour drive from his home in the suburbs of Allen, Texas, about 26 miles north of Dallas, to the El Paso Walmart, where the attack took place. He is thought to have posted a racially-charged manifesto online shortly before the shooting, in which 22 people were killed and around two dozen others wounded.

El Paso is located along the border with Mexico, and has a large Hispanic population.

Also on rt.com El Paso shooter’s mother warned police about her son weeks before massacre

Crusius is currently being held without bond, and awaits trial for murder. Prosecutors said they would seek the death penalty.

Think your friends would be interested? Share this story!

Podcasts