El Paso shooter says he was ‘targeting Mexicans’ in police confession

The El Paso bloodbath suspect arrested after the mass capturing at Walmart that left 22 individuals useless has confessed to police that his targets have been “Mexicans,” an area detective has revealed.

21-year-old Patrick Crusius instantly surrendered to police, admitting to officers “I’m the shooter” and later confessing that he’d aimed to kill Mexicans, Detective Adrian Garcia of the El Paso Police Department mentioned, in an arrest warrant affidavit.

Crusius advised police he made the 10-hour drive from his dwelling in the suburbs of Allen, Texas, about 26 miles north of Dallas, to the El Paso Walmart, the place the assault passed off. He is assumed to have posted a racially-charged manifesto on-line shortly earlier than the capturing, in which 22 individuals have been killed and round two dozen others wounded.

El Paso is situated alongside the border with Mexico, and has a big Hispanic inhabitants. Crusius is at present being held with out bond, and awaits trial for homicide. Prosecutors mentioned they might search the loss of life penalty.