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Police identify shooter in Maryland mall shooting
newstimes ^ | Jan 26, 2014

Posted on 01/26/2014 7:02:59 AM PST by KeyLargo

Edited on 01/26/2014 7:03:40 AM PST by Admin Moderator. [history]

COLUMBIA, Md. (AP) Police have identified the shooter in the Maryland mall shooting as a 19-year-old teenager from College Park.

Howard County Police Chief Bill McMahon said Darion Marcus Aguilar arrived at the mall after 10 a.m. on Saturday and shot to death two people at a store on the upper level before killing himself.


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1 posted on 01/26/2014 7:03:00 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo
Muslim convert?

Police say they have disabled crude attempts at explosive devices found in gunman's bag at Maryland mall - @AP

2 posted on 01/26/2014 7:06:16 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Lazamataz

Darion Marcus Aguilar?

Doesn’t sound muzzie to me, perhaps black or latino. I could be VERY wrong but doubt it.


3 posted on 01/26/2014 7:10:45 AM PST by Progov
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To: KeyLargo

Since the shooter first went to Zumiez, then to the food court, where the 2 Zumiez employees were sitting, I will assume this was a targeted and personal killing.


4 posted on 01/26/2014 7:11:20 AM PST by G Larry
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To: Progov

You’ve not heard of “converts”?


5 posted on 01/26/2014 7:12:52 AM PST by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Lazamataz
But...but, how can this be????? maryland (font color = red> THE Freak state) has such strict gun laws. Also, Columbia maryland is such a LIB zone full of peace-loving LIBs who are coexisting. This is impossible.
6 posted on 01/26/2014 7:15:15 AM PST by hal ogen (First Amendment or Reeducation Camp?)
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To: G Larry

Sounds like jealous lover or stalker, not terrorism

glad he killed himself


7 posted on 01/26/2014 7:16:34 AM PST by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: G Larry

Yesterday I think they said the whole event happened in and around the Zumiez store. The food court was right below, so when shots started being fired the people in the food court probably thought it was happening in the food court, even though it was upstairs. It would’ve been LOUD.

Most people are surprised how very loud gunshots are especially when indoors. In mall with so many hard surfaces it would be even louder.


8 posted on 01/26/2014 7:20:48 AM PST by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: Lazamataz
‘This Is Getting Embarrassing’: Katy Perry Urges Action After Shootings

"Scared to go to school? Scared to go to the mall? Scared to go to the movies? Me too. When will there be ACTUAL change? How many more?!"

— Katy Perry (@katyperry) January 25, 2014

VIA: WEASELZIPPERS.US

9 posted on 01/26/2014 7:23:22 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: Ramius

Most people are surprised how very loud gunshots are especially when indoors. In mall with so many hard surfaces it would be even louder.

Especially a long gun.

The shooting scene in the original “bullet” brings this out. Before shooting the guy in the hotel room with a shot gun, the shooter puts in ear plugs.


10 posted on 01/26/2014 7:25:29 AM PST by Mouton (The insurrection laws perpetuate what we have for a government now.)
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To: Mouton

“The shooting scene in the original “bullet” brings this out. Before shooting the guy in the hotel room with a shot gun, the shooter puts in ear plugs.”

Adam Lanza wore earplugs.


11 posted on 01/26/2014 7:26:35 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: G Larry

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2546215/Young-mom-21-fiance-25-shot-dead-Zumiez-skate-shop-murder-suicide-jealous-ex-boyfriend-strapped-handmade-bombs.html

more details, the dead girl had a 2 yr old baby
so sad


12 posted on 01/26/2014 7:28:29 AM PST by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: KeyLargo

Does anybody know how many laws the killer had broken befor he fired the first shot?


13 posted on 01/26/2014 7:32:55 AM PST by Mad Dawg (In te, Domine, speravi: non confundar in aeternum.)
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To: Lazamataz

It was either a personal grudge attack or he converted to Islam in my opinion.

In today’s paramilitary police state, we may never know the truth if the latter was the case.


14 posted on 01/26/2014 7:33:57 AM PST by ZULU (Magua is sitting in the Oval Office. Ted Cruz/Phil Robertson in 2016.)
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To: KeyLargo

Somebody please explain to me how this mutt walks up to the second floor of a busy mall with a loaded shotgun.


15 posted on 01/26/2014 7:34:57 AM PST by Jimmy Valentine (DemocRATS - when they speak, they lie; when they are silent, they are stealing the American Dream)
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To: KeyLargo
‘This Is Getting Embarrassing’: Katy Perry Urges Action After Shootings

Katy Perry defended.....with guns

Colorado Pot shops defended.....with guns
Ugh.
16 posted on 01/26/2014 7:35:21 AM PST by RandallFlagg (IRS = Internal Revenge Service)
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To: KeyLargo

Hearing rumors of shooting on I-81...near Hagerstown...no confirmation..just a text from a friend.


17 posted on 01/26/2014 7:35:33 AM PST by Into the Vortex
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To: silverleaf

The Daily Mail clearly describes him as a jealous ex-boyfriend. So this was a domestic dispute, just carried out in public.


18 posted on 01/26/2014 7:37:01 AM PST by SuziQ
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To: Into the Vortex

In Maryland...also. western maryland.


19 posted on 01/26/2014 7:37:46 AM PST by Into the Vortex
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To: Jimmy Valentine; All

We do not know that he walked up there “with a loaded shotgun”.

Consider this. Break down shotgun into two parts. Place in gym bag. Put ammunition in gym bag. Carry gym bag into mall. Assemble shotgun and load (under 1 minute).


20 posted on 01/26/2014 7:39:34 AM PST by marktwain (The old media must die for the Republic to live. Long live the new media!)
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To: silverleaf
Sounds like jealous lover or stalker, not terrorism

That was my estimation too. But the new reports of his backpack having a bunch of homemade IED's has me wondering about motive. Could be was a self-converted wanna-be jihadist. Just didn't have the contacts to get good training. The explosives were apparently crude and simple devices with household common components. All that though makes it odd that he offed himself after killing just those two, and not continuing whatever presumably larger plan he had.

Was he confronted? Could be. Maybe the two, or one of them, was the target after all and he simply came armed for an extended search or stand off? Dunno. It's curious. Maybe wasn't actually ready to deal with the carnage he created and it overwhelmed him. It's an uglier thing than it seems in the movies.

I'd like to know that there are -witnesses- that saw him kill himself. So that we know he wasn't merely a third victim and the real shooter left the backpack and shotgun on him and walked away and out of the mall.

21 posted on 01/26/2014 7:40:22 AM PST by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: Jimmy Valentine
Maryland Gov. O’Malley: “the actions we take may well prevent another tragedy like that in Newtown”

Jan 26, 2014

Well, guess how Maryland Governor Oh-Mao-Lee sold his litany of strict gun control initiatives in early 2013?

The threat of gun violence “will never go away,” O’Malley said, “but the actions we take may well prevent another tragedy like that in Newtown, Connecticut. . . . It is possible we can make a difference.”

And, Governor, it’s possible your state’s strict gun control was the reason this angry ex-boyfriend of one of the victims thought he could get away with murdering her and her new boyfriend without any meaningful resistance.

He brought a Mossberg 500 pump-action shotgun into a “No Guns” mall, pulled it out of a skateboard bag in a dressing room, then hunted down the defenseless victims and shot them with buckshot in cold blood. He then, being the brave soul he was (that’s sarcasm there), turned the gun on himself.

Via: Guns Save Life

http://www.gunssavelife.com/?p=10625

22 posted on 01/26/2014 7:41:58 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: Jimmy Valentine

My tactical shotgun would fit under a longish coat. Or in a big duffel. Or in a long cardboard box. Somebody carrying a long cardboard box wouldn’t be noticed in a mall.


23 posted on 01/26/2014 7:43:40 AM PST by Ramius (Personally, I give us one chance in three. More tea anyone?)
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To: Jimmy Valentine
explain to me how this mutt walks up to the second floor of a busy mall with a loaded shotgun.

I don't know about Maryland or this particular mall.

But the sporting goods store where I shop is in a mall and I walk in and out of there with a cased gun all the time.

24 posted on 01/26/2014 7:44:10 AM PST by Fightin Whitey
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To: silverleaf

I read somewhere he was a former boyfriend. Hard to stop someone determined to kill.

My niece is a cop there and the mall is part of her patrol. I’ll have to find out if she was involved.


25 posted on 01/26/2014 7:44:35 AM PST by Second Amendment First
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To: Progov
Doesn’t sound muzzie to me
How about Malcolm Little ... muzzie?
26 posted on 01/26/2014 7:47:39 AM PST by oh8eleven (RVN '67-'68)
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To: Jimmy Valentine
Somebody please explain to me how this mutt walks up to the second floor of a busy mall with a loaded shotgun.

Winter time, long coat.

27 posted on 01/26/2014 7:50:09 AM PST by fella ("As it was before Noah so shall it be again,")
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To: Second Amendment First

no pics of perp anywhere!


28 posted on 01/26/2014 7:52:45 AM PST by cajungirl
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To: oh8eleven

That grin has a familiar look to it.


29 posted on 01/26/2014 7:52:46 AM PST by Starboard
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To: Jimmy Valentine

“He brought a Mossberg 500 pump-action shotgun into a “No Guns” mall, pulled it out of a skateboard bag in a dressing room, then hunted down the defenseless victims and shot them with buckshot in cold blood. He then, being the brave soul he was (that’s sarcasm there), turned the gun on himself. “

Via: Guns Save Life


30 posted on 01/26/2014 7:53:54 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: cajungirl

no pics of perp anywhere!

********
Speaks volumes.


31 posted on 01/26/2014 7:53:56 AM PST by Starboard
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To: Ramius; Jimmy Valentine

overall length of a mossberg pistol grip is 36.375”
http://www.mossberg.com/product/shotguns-pump-action-500-special-purpose-tactical-light-forend/54129

easily consealable


32 posted on 01/26/2014 7:57:02 AM PST by V_TWIN
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To: Starboard

Yes but photos of the victims as soon as their names were released


33 posted on 01/26/2014 7:58:15 AM PST by Josa
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To: Jimmy Valentine

I shop there. There are ground level entrances on the upper level. You don’t have to walk far. People are involved with each other or with their kids, bags, food, phones. They may not notice. Even if they did, all they can do is call 911; your average shopper can’t very well disarm a gunman. And this only took a few minutes.

Frankly, the Howard County cops are the super-courteous traffic patrol type, not tough guys. They aren’t the sort you turn to in a major crisis. Howard is still mainly rural and mainly full of nice people who get along.


34 posted on 01/26/2014 7:58:50 AM PST by ottbmare (the OTTB mare, now a proud Marine Mom)
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To: Second Amendment First

“Very few details were released about Aguilar. He apparently lived with his mother in the suburb of College Park, where University of Maryland is located. McMahon didn’t know if Aguilar was a student there.

Aguilar took a taxi to the mall and roamed its halls before shots rang out within an hour. Police arrived at the scene just 2 minutes after a 911 call came into authorities at 11:15 a.m. When they arrived, they found three bodies at the Zumiez skateboard shop on the upper level.”

http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2014/01/26/maryland-mall-shooting-darion-marcus-aguilar_n_4669271.html


35 posted on 01/26/2014 7:58:55 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: Jimmy Valentine
... McMahon said Aguilar’s weapon was a Mossberg 12-gauge shotgun

http://www.washingtonpost.com/local/crime/police-id-assailant-in-columbia-mall-shooting/2014/01/26/e9cf39ec-8696-11e3-916e-e01534b1e132_story.html

I have one with tactical grips. Overall length is less than 36 inches.

36 posted on 01/26/2014 7:59:00 AM PST by Second Amendment First
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To: cajungirl

Scrubbed before release. Not surprising. CYA mode activated.


37 posted on 01/26/2014 7:59:38 AM PST by RandallFlagg (IRS = Internal Revenge Service)
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To: KeyLargo

Must be a White right-wing extremist. < / s >


38 posted on 01/26/2014 8:00:48 AM PST by I want the USA back (Media: completely irresponsible traitors. Complicit in the destruction of our country.)
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To: I want the USA back

CNN video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FD0KlagEw6E


39 posted on 01/26/2014 8:01:33 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: Josa

PC considerations appear to be in play.


40 posted on 01/26/2014 8:01:42 AM PST by Starboard
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To: Second Amendment First; Jimmy Valentine

Overall length when stock is folded is 28 inches.
41 posted on 01/26/2014 8:02:20 AM PST by RandallFlagg (IRS = Internal Revenge Service)
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To: ottbmare

It does sound pretty quiet there. My niece has been a cop there for ten years. Only fired her gun once to dispatch a deer hit by a car, and one foot chase from the mall after a fraudster.


42 posted on 01/26/2014 8:04:20 AM PST by Second Amendment First
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To: KeyLargo; Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; Bigg Red; ...

Maryland “Freak State” PING!


43 posted on 01/26/2014 8:04:46 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (...)
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To: KeyLargo

I am sure that Katy Perry’s bodyguard is packing heat. But that’s different, right?


44 posted on 01/26/2014 8:08:48 AM PST by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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To: Tolerance Sucks Rocks

And in Obama’s hometown. Nothing but crickets on the toll of murders daily in the most gun controlled city in America.

2 dead, 9 wounded in weekend shootings
Updated: Jan 26, 2014 8:53 AM CST

CHICAGO (Sun-Times Media Wire) -

Two men are dead and at least nine people were wounded since Friday night in shootings across the city.


45 posted on 01/26/2014 8:09:13 AM PST by KeyLargo
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To: KeyLargo

A typical weekend in Chicago.

These stories are practically under a blackout by the media.


46 posted on 01/26/2014 8:12:58 AM PST by Starboard
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To: Jimmy Valentine

Where he was is not far from the walk-in 2nd level to the whole mall or through Sears, same end. Basically the back of the mall is all 2nd-floor walk-in. I go in that mall entrance all the time to get my son’s hair cut, past the merry-go-round at the doorway. Lots of kid things on that end. Scary.

BTW, even if he entered on the 1st at the food court, the escalators are just 100 ft from that entrance with the up direction right at your feet.


47 posted on 01/26/2014 8:15:46 AM PST by the OlLine Rebel (Common sense is an uncommon virtue./Technological progress cannot be legislated.)
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To: KeyLargo

19 year old shooter? I do not think it is legal in Maryland for teenagers to have firearms. Shirley the reporter er journalist is mistaken about his age.


48 posted on 01/26/2014 8:19:04 AM PST by Tupelo (I am feeling more like Philip Nolan every day)
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To: Mouton

“Most people are surprised how very loud gunshots are”

And they can be surprisingly quiet too.


49 posted on 01/26/2014 8:22:16 AM PST by Born to Conserve
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To: KeyLargo
Local NBC affiliate posted a gallery of Dramatic Images: Maryland Mall Shooting

All images and videos have been scrubbed by NBC.

Local Faux affiliate still has video footage up, for now, as well as The Dispatch Logs...

50 posted on 01/26/2014 8:23:19 AM PST by Old Sarge (TINVOWOOT: There Is No Voting Our Way Out Of This)
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