The El Paso shooting at a Walmart over the weekend is now being investigated as an act of “Domestic Terrorism” and could carry the death penalty for 21-year-old suspect Patrick Crusius.
“I’ve been in close consultation with Attorney General Barr. We are conducting a methodical investigation… With a view towards bringing federal hate crime charges and federal firearm charges which carry the penalty of death,” said the US District Attorney. “We’re also treating this as a domestic terrorism case.”
NEW: The U.S. district attorney said the government is looking at federal hate crime charges in the mass shooting at an El Paso Walmart that could come with the death penalty, calling the rampage a "domestic terrorism” case. https://t.co/4xPJhLAu7D pic.twitter.com/tdC0qmtrNB
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The gunman opened fire at a crowded Walmart in west Texas Saturday; killing at least 20 people and injuring dozens more. The wounded range from the age of two to 82.
“We’re going to do what we do to terrorists in this country, which is to deliver swift and certain justice,” added the Attorney.
“You have to see it for yourself,” said El Paso Police Chief Greg Allen. “When I first got into this job, I never knew there was an odor to blood, but there is. And until you first hand see that, as far as my description of it, horrific would be unserving as far as what that scene looks like.”
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