El Paso Shooting Suspect Admitted to Targeting ‘Mexicans,’ Cops Say

Democratic presidential candidate Beto O'Rourke walks on an international bridge to cross into Ciudad Juarez Mexico Thursday Aug. 8 2019. O’Rourke has crossed the border into Mexico for the funeral of one of the 22 people killed in a mass shoot

He surrendered without incident, and has been speaking co-operatively with police since the attack, according to investigators in El Paso. She was told that her son was old enough but that a background check would determine whether he was qualified to make the purchase, Felty said.

El Paso sits on the border with Mexico.

It's unclear if the gun used in Saturday's attack was the same weapon she called about.

He told them, "I'm the shooter", Detective Adrian Garcia said in the affidavit, which was filed to a judge on Sunday, the day after the shooting, reports The Washington Post.

A racist, anti-immigrant screed believed to be written by Crusius and uploaded to the web forum 8chan expressed concerns about the growing Hispanic population of Texas.

The police official who spoke with Crusius's mother did inquire if the person in question was "suicidal or have they made any threats towards any other person?" and the mother indicated he had not, police said.

"This was not a volatile, explosive, erratic behaving kid", CNN quoted Chris Ayres as saying.


Latino groups say they'll march through the Texas border city of El Paso a week after a mass shooting that authorities say was carried out by a gunman targeting Mexicans. It's not like alarm bells were going off, ' Ayres told CNN. Add El Paso Shooting as an interest to stay up to date on the latest El Paso Shooting news, video, and analysis from ABC News. Crusius believed that if he committed the attack near his home in a suburb of Dallas, his family and acquaintances would have known that he did it, the sources said.

Twenty-one-year-old Patrick Crusius has been charged with capital murder in state court for the Saturday massacre, and may face federal hate-crime charges that could also come with a death sentence if he's convicted.

On Wednesday, Mr Trump visited El Paso and Dayton, Ohio, a city which saw its own mass shooting just hours on from the attack in El Paso.

President Donald Trump and other lawmakers have suggested so-called red flag laws as a way to prevent mass shootings.

There is no link between the dual shootings, but the attacks reignited calls for Congress to take immediate action to reduce gun violence.

Her family say they had been waiting for her in the Walmart vehicle park when she was killed.

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