Skip to comments.Source: Santa Monica gunman previously hospitalized for mental health (Update: John Zawahri)
Posted on 06/08/2013 10:45:41 AM PDT by jimbo123
The gunman's rampage began at a home in this beachfront city, leaving two dead inside. Then he carjacked a woman and fired at a public bus. It all ended when police shot him dead at Santa Monica College as students studied for finals, a mile from the house.
His blood trail, however, left four people dead Friday in Santa Monica, which abuts Los Angeles and is renowned for its liberal openness.
A law enforcement source with knowledge of the investigation told CNN on Saturday that the gunman had suffered mental health issues. A couple of years ago, he was hospitalized for treatment after allegedly talking about harming someone, according to the official.
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Zawhari- sounds amish to me
Ties to radical Islam?
Wasn’t the shooter from Somalia?
So much for that “white boy” description of yestiddy....
The gun grabbers are super disappointed..could see the look of despair in the face of the ABC 7 reporter last night having to report the last name of the family that lived in the burned out house..he only reported it because people online already figured it out so the cat was out of the bag
Boy is lucky Baraq didn’t nail him with a drone strike....
There appear to be a lot of Christopher Samirs on facebook and the like.
Weird. CNN was able to find out the boy had been in the loony bin but they still don’t know his name. I wonder why?
If he was mentally defective, how did he pass the riquired CA background to get an AR15?
What does that dog whistle mean? It's famous for butt sex?
Who would have guessed it!
"A little before noon my son left the house and then almost immediately I heard gun shots and I ran out because I feared for him," Jerry said. "Luckily he was gone. There was a guy outside right in front of my place with full SWAT gear, a belt full of ammunition and a semi-automatic rifle. The first six shots he had fired inside the house or at this house across the street and it was on fire. The first thing I noticed was smoke coming from across the street. He had a bag lying in the street. He glanced up at me. He walked over here to this corner, this intersection. He pointed a gun at a woman in car and told her to pull over, which she did. The woman behind her in a car, he waved her through with a gun, she kind of hesitated and slowed down. He fired three or four shots point blank into her in the car. The car ended up in my driveway. I ran inside to get the phone to call 911. When I came back outside he was getting into the blue car with the first woman. He had thrown a bunch of stuff out the car. They were driving off. We just got towels to put pressure on this womans wounds. She is going to be okay. She was talking."video interview with another witness
Jerry said she recognized the shooter as the son of the man who lives in the house.
She they were a Lebanese family -- a father with two sons.
Update 3: 2036 Yorkshire Ave, Santa Monica. Owned by Samir S. Zawahri. Christopher Samir Zawahri born 8/06/1987 and John Samir Zawahri born 06/08/1989. Both sons were born in Los Angeles County.
Father had full Muslim name. Sons born in US. I guess father wanted them to blend into America better.
Sounds as American a name as Apple Pie.
No wonder the MSM called him a “white man”.
Zawahri — isn’t that the same last name as the famous Egyptian archaeologist?