Mother of suspected El Paso shooter called police about his gun weeks before massacre – Washington Examiner

The mother of the suspected El Paso shooter called police weeks before the massacre worried that her son did not have the maturity or level of experience to possess a firearm.

The mother called the Allen, Texas Police Department concerned that her 21 year old son possessed a gun, the family’s attorneys Chris Ayres and R. Jack Ayres told CNN. She did not give her name or the name of her son during the call.

After she described the situation and her concerns, the public safety officer who fielded her call told her that her son was within his rights to own a gun.

The suspected El Paso shooter, Patrick Crusius, had a thin history with Allen police. A false burglary alarm at the Crusius’ home, a vehicle accident involving a bus he was on, and one occasion where Patrick ran away from home and returned 30 minutes later “are the entirety of our dealings with Mr. Crusius, in any capacity, be it suspect, witness, reporting party, or in any other manner,” Allen police said.

Crusius killed 22 people at a Walmart in El Paso on Saturday, according to police. He is facing capital murder charges that could carry a death sentence if he is convicted.


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