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?
If nothing to hide, we would have heard more by now
Could be a Coptic Christian name of Egyptian descent.
The name says it all.
He might have ‘Anglicized’ it from Qureshi. It is disturbing, though. Christopher = bearer of Christ, a very serious name.
You’re thinking of Zawhi Hawass.
He must not have had Verizon, either. If he Verizon, Obama would have stopped him before he went Jihad on everyone.
Neighbors said a family of Lebanese descent lived at the address and had recently gone through a bitter divorce. Since then, they said, the mother had moved out and assumed custody of at least one of her two sons.
Where did nutjob get the bucks for the gun and body armor? last I checked they don’t just give that stuff away
“It all ended when police shot him dead at Santa Monica College as students studied for finals, a mile from the house.”
and these “professionals” get paid to write such incoherent nonsense.
Of course he’s muslim hence the “previously hospitalized for mental health”,the newest deflection since they can’t use “workplace violence” anymore.
Check for muslim inbreeding. He may be his own first cousin.
Unlikely. The last name is definitely Muslim, and is the same as the current head of al-Qaeda.
Bill AB 911 - "Anyone who's ever been depressed can't buy guns or ammo" CA Bills are nearly there, anyhow.
COINCIDENTALLY, Gov. Brown has multiple anti-gun, anti-ammo Bills just passed in the legislature, on his desk awaiting his signature.
Was he on the Verizon plan?????
Except for that little "i".
He wasn’t on the Verizon plan. If he was, Obama would have prevented the massacre.
Damn. I’m guessing CNN was praying like hell the shooter’s last name was Smith and that he was a Tea Party member.
That’s just it. You can’t get an AR-15 and a 51-50 can’t get anything.
the media coverage yesterday repeated the word “White” maybe 100 times..oh and AR-15 and “assault rifle” the same amount of times..the were praying this guy was a white guy but the second the neighbor said they were a lebanese family you could see the look of despair in the reporters eyes, they were crushed
Does Governor Brown have any Muslim Control bills on his desk?
Look at the link: “Using the Intelligence Community Standard for the Transliteration of Arabic Names, it is spelled Zawahri”. Lots of alternate ways to spell Arabic names in English.
Christopher? Must be Norwegian.
We don’t need gun control. We need Muslim Control.
No,but rumor has it that he has a nubile 20 year old intern on it.
Whenever you hear someone say that we need gun control because of what a few maniacs do, remind them of Boston and every other terror attack that we have had, does that mean we need to ban Muslims..with the left’s logic we should deport all Muslims from this country..watch them shut their traps real quick
What are the odds of a nut-job going off at exactly the same time Obama, Villaraigosa and Garcetti are 4 blocks away, headed to a “fundraiser” just north of the killings, and forcing Obama to skip the Santa Monica Airport on the way back, taking surface streets all the way to LAX?
Yeah, I noticed that too. The media is looking for anything to distract and change the subject away from the implosion of Team Hope & Change.