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Md. mall gunman was avid skater, no criminal past
Associated Press ^ | Jan. 26, 2014 10:41 PM EST | Ben Nuckols

Posted on 01/26/2014 10:50:07 PM PST by Olog-hai

The gunman who killed two people at a Maryland mall was a teenage skateboarding enthusiast who had no criminal record before he showed up at the shopping center armed with a shotgun, plenty of ammunition and a backpack filled with crude homemade explosives, authorities said Sunday.

Darion Marcus Aguilar, 19, took a taxi to the Mall in Columbia in suburban Baltimore on Saturday morning and entered the building near Zumiez, a shop that sells skateboarding gear. He went downstairs to a food court directly below the store, then returned less than an hour later, dumped the backpack in a dressing room and started shooting, police said.

Shoppers fled in a panic or barricaded themselves behind closed doors. When police arrived, they found three people dead—two store employees and Aguilar, who had killed himself, authorities said. …

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TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events; US: Maryland
KEYWORDS: amish; banglist; columbiamall; freakstate; gunfreezone; mallshooting
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1 posted on 01/26/2014 10:50:07 PM PST by Olog-hai
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To: Olog-hai

A 19 year old avid skater? Is that like describing a 29 year old unemployed man as an aspiring rapper?


2 posted on 01/26/2014 10:55:10 PM PST by lee martell
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To: Olog-hai

Sounds like “blaze of glory” time. It’d be interesting to see a timeline of his personal life for the past 6 months, together with his internet history over that same time.


3 posted on 01/26/2014 10:55:32 PM PST by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: Olog-hai

My guess... liberal


4 posted on 01/26/2014 10:55:48 PM PST by Viennacon
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To: Olog-hai

Young black man.

Purchased the shotgun a month ago in an ajoining county.

Passed backgroung check.


5 posted on 01/26/2014 10:56:46 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: lee martell

Tony Hawk was active for a really long time. “Avid” means he did it a lot and enjoyed it.


6 posted on 01/26/2014 10:57:23 PM PST by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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backgroung s/b background.


7 posted on 01/26/2014 11:02:07 PM PST by Jet Jaguar
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To: Jet Jaguar

Then he will somehow magically join the ranks of the other exceedingly rare “right wing bitterly clinging blacks”.

Or, this story will soon disappear down a convenient rabbit hole.

if obammy had a....


8 posted on 01/26/2014 11:15:25 PM PST by Salamander (Sleeping don't come very easy in a strait white vest.)
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To: Olog-hai
When police arrived, they found three people dead—two store employees and Aguilar, who had killed himself, authorities said. …

The odd part is that this is not the pattern with black criminals. He was acting like a white school shooter (or a muslim). This ia an affluent area. He will likely have many shooter video games, and be taking perscription medication. This is completely different than knockout game attacks.

9 posted on 01/26/2014 11:21:02 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: Little Pig

Tony Hawk is the exception to the rule. I’m going on 58 years, I’m not much of a sports fan, but even I have heard of Hawk. He made a complete career from his hobby and was quite good at it. The average man will start job hunting at that age or study something with potential of: supporting a good upper middle class life. Maybe the shooter was stuck doing little boy activities and this girl wanted a man to date, not some penniless kid. I admit I don’t know the whole story. This girl had just been hired as manager of that store. Maybe she responded in some way that made the shooter feel small, and made to look as insecure as he felt inside.


10 posted on 01/26/2014 11:29:53 PM PST by lee martell
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To: Olog-hai

Skateboarding and skating are two different sports. Dumb headline.


11 posted on 01/26/2014 11:37:42 PM PST by Misterioso (Ayn Rand on mercy: Those who grant sympathy to guilt, grant none to innocence.)
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To: Vince Ferrer

I would have to think it was personal. I also think that, as seems to me often to be the case, he was shocked and sickened by his own actions, and put an early end to his planned mayhem.

I think this was the case at Columbine. Even though they did kill a number of people, they were in a position to kill multiple times that many, except that the whole thing was going sour for them.

Even the Newtown shooter quit after a point, although it seems he did keep at it for a long time, an indication of the depth of his psychosis, as I see it.

The joker guy was similar, truly nuts.


12 posted on 01/26/2014 11:42:25 PM PST by dr_lew
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To: lee martell
A 19 year old avid skater? Is that like describing a 29 year old unemployed man as an aspiring rapper?

I was also wondering if being an avid skater, was an attempt to try and make it look better for him. I noticed his name, but I will not say anymore about it. I don't want someone to throw a race card at me.

13 posted on 01/26/2014 11:44:43 PM PST by Mark17 (Chicago Blackhawks: Stanley Cup champions 2010, 2013. Vietnam Vet 70-71 Msgt US Air Force, retired)
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To: Vince Ferrer

The one thing the MSM never confirms, denies or says anything at all about is whether people who suddenly go berserk like this are taking psychotropic Rx meds.


14 posted on 01/26/2014 11:47:57 PM PST by TigersEye (Stupid is a Progressive disease.)
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To: dr_lew
That is what I am keying in on, the suicide. Many of these mass shooters, just going from their behavior, seem to be in a trance when they do it, then snap out of it, and commit suicide when they meet resistance, or even if they don't, but at some point just want to end it. Someone shooting back at them, or even sirens, will cause them to shoot themselves.

A typical black criminal would not commit suicide. They would try to escape and survive. A muslim would commit suicide, but only at the last resort before getting caught, trying to do as much damage as possible. This was acting like a white school shooter.

15 posted on 01/26/2014 11:49:56 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: lee martell

Boy king Obama even let Tony Hawk skateboard through the white house. I lost all respect for Hawk when he did board through “the peoples house.”


16 posted on 01/26/2014 11:53:36 PM PST by Organic Panic
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To: Olog-hai

He kept journals, which is generally a sign of someone deeply disaffected for one reason or another. He was a skateboarding enthusiast who shot up a skateboarding store. My guess is that he had some axe to grind with the store and at least one of its employees, and that, being suicidal, he decided to kill two birds with one stone.


17 posted on 01/26/2014 11:55:23 PM PST by Mr Ramsbotham (Laws against sodomy are honored in the breech.)
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To: Vince Ferrer

I lived in the shadows of DC for three years. You cannot find a single case of a young black punk who commits suicide. You can find dozens of case during that period I was there....where they killed the girlfriend or wife, or went after people who threatened their business. Go and look over into Baltimore....same story there.

I would agree...Muslims or mentally ill white guys are the only ones that end up in some suicidal scheme. Go look for black mass shooters....you just won’t find any, unless it was a drug-deal gone bad.


18 posted on 01/26/2014 11:58:41 PM PST by pepsionice
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To: Little Pig

Yes I was wondering about who he listened to or what groups he may have been involved in or what if any drugs he may have been taking. Seems odd that a guy who was described as nice and quiet just goes off like that.

If I didn’t know better I would think someone has been in his head telling him to do it. It reminds me of the movie
“The Kiling Room”


19 posted on 01/27/2014 12:00:24 AM PST by funfan
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To: pepsionice

Wasn’t the Navy yard shooter black?


20 posted on 01/27/2014 12:11:45 AM PST by Axenolith (Government blows, and that which governs least, blows least...)
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To: pepsionice

One important thing is that this is not in DC, but in the suburbs. These suburbs are the richest counties in the country. There are many blacks living there, but these are middle class to upper middle class professionals. His parents were likely married with college degrees. Very different from an aspiring rapper in Chicago. This would also fit the white school shooter mold.


21 posted on 01/27/2014 12:19:44 AM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: Axenolith
Wasn’t the Navy yard shooter black?

The Navy yard shooter, the DC sniper, and the LA ex cop that went on a rampage were all black, so yes, blacks can and do commit mass shootings. But there is far less of a pattern with them than the white school shooters. And none of them committed suicide.

22 posted on 01/27/2014 12:30:04 AM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: funfan

He was at just the right age when schizophrenia often strikes. Late teens, early twenties. Wonder if it might have been that?


23 posted on 01/27/2014 12:31:24 AM PST by flaglady47 (Proud Conservative Republican)
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To: Salamander

Aguillar... sounds hispanic to me.


24 posted on 01/27/2014 12:53:40 AM PST by lavaroise (A well regulated gun being necessary to the state, the rights of the militia shall not be infringed)
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To: lavaroise

I guess it depends on how he identified himself.

25 posted on 01/27/2014 1:02:31 AM PST by Salamander (Sleeping don't come very easy in a strait white vest.)
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To: Olog-hai

Waiting on O’Malley to pass a shotgun ban next.


26 posted on 01/27/2014 2:20:17 AM PST by maddog55
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To: lee martell

I dunno. I know plenty of guys who are “avid” at something and still hold down “grownup” jobs, like the 20-year mechanic who is also an avid fly-fisherman, and the senior email admin who is also an avid soccer player (at whatever the soccer equivalent of the Minor Leagues is). And don’t we (unfortunately) have a Secretary of State who is an avid wind/kite-surfer? Nothing wrong with being passionate about and good at some physical activity, however goofy it looks.

I’m guessing this shooter is more a case of hitting some kind of speedbump in his life, and then looking for answers on the wrong websites (4chan, I’m looking at you).


27 posted on 01/27/2014 2:22:59 AM PST by Little Pig (Vi Veri Veniversum Vivus Vici.)
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To: Vince Ferrer

Who killed the Navy Yard shooter? He was black.


28 posted on 01/27/2014 2:39:33 AM PST by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: Vince Ferrer

The odd thing is, at least one study has been done about middle class blacks, and they often seem to be affected more by black culture than middle class culture. Wish I could remember the study.


29 posted on 01/27/2014 2:43:40 AM PST by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: PghBaldy

Ah- I remember - it was about school and learning.


30 posted on 01/27/2014 2:44:25 AM PST by PghBaldy (12/14 - 930am -rampage begins... 12/15 - 1030am - Obama's advance team scouts photo-op locations.)
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To: Olog-hai; Abundy; Albion Wilde; AlwaysFree; AnnaSASsyFR; bayliving; BFM; Bigg Red; ...

Homicidal skate rat.

Maryland “Freak State” PING!


31 posted on 01/27/2014 2:51:14 AM PST by Tolerance Sucks Rocks (...)
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To: pepsionice

Navy Yard shooter was not a drug deal gone bad
possibly an attack of sudden late onset jihad but story has been wiped from the press


32 posted on 01/27/2014 3:54:25 AM PST by silverleaf (Age takes a toll: Please have exact change)
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To: Salamander

My gaydar is registering something on this guy.


33 posted on 01/27/2014 3:55:17 AM PST by Atlas Sneezed ("Income Inequality?" Let's start with Washington DC vs. the rest of the nation!)
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To: Atlas Sneezed
My gaydar is registering something on this guy.

Bingo! There was another thread on this topic where it was stated (and I'm unsure about the nature of the evidence) that the shooter was upset because his BOYFRIEND had left him for a GIRL.
34 posted on 01/27/2014 4:08:38 AM PST by BikerJoe
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To: Atlas Sneezed

Mine too with that photo.


35 posted on 01/27/2014 4:08:57 AM PST by RedMDer (Happy with this, America? Make your voices heard. 2014 is just around the corner. ~ Sarah Palin)
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To: lee martell
A 19 year old avid skater? Is that like describing a 29 year old unemployed man as an aspiring rapper?

No. Not at all.

36 posted on 01/27/2014 4:22:32 AM PST by BillyBonebrake
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To: Vince Ferrer

Medications probably play a part, but video games don’t.

I’ve played plenty, I know people who have as well. I’m not about to grab a boomstick and go to town somewhere.

Same for movies, either we’re raised with values and morals, or we aren’t.


37 posted on 01/27/2014 4:45:52 AM PST by Bulwyf
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To: Atlas Sneezed

Yeah...there’s that, too.


38 posted on 01/27/2014 5:17:14 AM PST by Salamander (Sleeping don't come very easy in a strait white vest.)
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To: Axenolith

as well as the DC shooters


39 posted on 01/27/2014 7:05:02 AM PST by School of Rational Thought
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To: Bulwyf
Bulwyf said: "Medications probably play a part, but video games don’t."

I think you are over-simplifying a pretty complicated situation.

Video games may not have an effect on you or me, but it doesn't follow that they can't have such an effect.

My wife and I sometimes watch several "true crime" shows on TV. She will often have bad dreams as a result. I have unpleasant dreams about once every several years.

People are not all the same.

Don't misunderstand me. Just because there might be an effect does not justify having the government step in and "regulate" the situation. It's up to people to find their own way in life, avoiding things which are unhealthy for them and seeking their own success.

40 posted on 01/27/2014 9:15:06 AM PST by William Tell
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To: Vince Ferrer

Good points!


41 posted on 01/27/2014 9:55:37 AM PST by B4Ranch (Name your illness, do a Google & YouTube search with "hydrogen peroxide". Do it and be surprised.)
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To: BikerJoe

I thought he dated the girl he killed.


42 posted on 01/27/2014 9:57:12 AM PST by AppyPappy (Obama: What did I not know and when did I not know it?)
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To: AppyPappy
I thought he dated the girl he killed.

If that's the case, then I stand corrected. Maybe she left him for a girl (wait, she was a young mom, right?). I dunno. Last I heard was the standard useless "Law Enforcement is looking for a motive..."
43 posted on 01/27/2014 10:26:09 AM PST by BikerJoe
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To: AppyPappy

I saw a ranking police spokesman say there was no known motive. The statement was made a long time after I read here that the killer was the girl’s ex.


44 posted on 01/27/2014 10:28:38 AM PST by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 ..... History is a process, not an event)
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To: PghBaldy
Who killed the Navy Yard shooter? He was black.

The police shot him.

45 posted on 01/27/2014 9:51:34 PM PST by Vince Ferrer
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To: Misterioso

Skateboarding and skating are two different sports.

((
True. But my sons always referred to skateboarding as
“skating” — or “grinding” — during their skateboard years.


46 posted on 01/28/2014 1:24:16 PM PST by Bigg Red (O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Ps 8)
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To: Organic Panic

I lost all respect for Hawk when he did board through “the peoples house.”

***
Did that really happen?


47 posted on 01/28/2014 1:26:08 PM PST by Bigg Red (O LORD, our Lord, how majestic is your name in all the earth! Ps 8)
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To: Viennacon
My guess... liberal

My guess.....gay.

48 posted on 01/28/2014 1:26:45 PM PST by dfwgator
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To: Misterioso
Skateboarding and skating are two different sports. Dumb headline.

Those who ride skateboards have been called "skaters" for many many years...

49 posted on 01/28/2014 1:31:11 PM PST by Mad Dawgg (If you're going to deny my 1st Amendment rights then I must proceed to the 2nd one...)
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To: AppyPappy

Maybe he had the hots for the guy,


50 posted on 01/28/2014 1:31:20 PM PST by dfwgator
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