Aaron Alexis Identified as Navy Yard Shooter (Demo)

12 people dead after mass shooting at U.S. Navy Yard's building 139. Shooter identified as 34 year old Aaron Alexis of Ft. Worth, Texas,

Today, 12 people went to work on the grounds of the Navy Yard Building 139 in Washington, DC and they are now deceased and at this point, DC’s Mayor Gray, Washington, DC Police Chief Cathy Lanier and the DC FBI Bureau Chief Valerie Parlave don’t have a motive for the shootings.  The investigation is ongoing and law enforcement is on the lookout for a Black male, 50-60 years old with graying hair at the temples, possibly dressed in brown fatigues.  The dead gunman has been identified as Aaron Alexis, 34 years old, originally from Brooklyn, NY, and most recently a resident of Ft. Worth Texas.  While living in Texas, Aaron Alexis was arrested in 2010, for discharging a firearm during an eviction from his apartment.  An aunt Helen Weeks and a former coworker at a restaurant in Texas both say that they can’t believe that Aaron Alexis would commit such a crime but if Alexis is capable of shooting a gun during an eviction, I’m willing to believe that this current atrocity isn’t a stretch for him.  Police Chief Cathy Lanier stated “There’s no question he would have kept shooting if we didn’t engage him.”  Alexis served in the U.S. Navy but it’s unknown if he was currently enlisted.

 

Aaron Alexis Ft. Worth, TX
Aaron Alexis

From NBCWashingtonSurveillance video shows the gunman entered the building at the Naval Sea Systems Command Headquarters, at 1336 Isaac Hull Ave., with a shotgun, News4’s Jackie Bensen reported. He shot the security guard in the head, killing him. The shooter then continued through the building, and seemed to target his victims, who were mostly on the third and fourth floors. D.C.’s Metropolitan Police Department and several other law enforcement agencies responded, Bensen said. During that response, a MPD officer was shot in the leg.  The gunman was then shot by a FBI hostage response team, Bensen said.
 According to what witnesses are telling investigators, by the time the shootings ended, the gunman was seen with a semiautomatic 9 mm pistol and an AR-15 assault rifle. Authorities are investigating whether the gunman took the security guard’s service weapon – likely a 9 mm pistol – and hid in wait for the first responding D.C. police officers, who would be specially armed with AR-15s.
 

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