The FBI has released chilling footage of Aaron Alexis, the 34-year-old Washington Navy Yard gunman, inside the building where investigators say he shot and killed 12 people and wounded four others on Sept. 16 before he was shot dead by police.
The closed-circuit video, released by the FBI on Wednesday, shows Alexis arriving at the Navy Yard in a rented Toyota Prius, entering Building 197 with a backpack and moving through the hallways with what appears to be a sawed-off shotgun. There is no audio, no footage of victims and no images of Alexis firing the weapon.
At a press conference in Washington, FBI Assistant Director Valerie Parlave announced the release of the footage along with still images and a timeline of the Alexis’ activity the morning of the rampage:
7:53 a.m. – Alexis’ rental car, a blue Toyota Prius with New York plates, entered Parking Garage #28 at the Washington Navy Yard, located directly across from Building #197.
8:08 a.m. – Alexis exited Parking Garage #28 on foot carrying a backpack. Alexis entered Building #197 and proceeded to the elevator.
8:09 a.m. – Alexis exited the elevator on the fourth floor and entered the men’s bathroom carrying a backpack and a clipboard.
8:15 a.m. – Alexis crossed the hallway into the 4 West area of Building #197 with shotgun, but without the backpack or a clipboard.
8:16 a.m. – Alexis shot the first victim in the 4 West area of Building #197.
8:17 a.m. – First 911 call is received from the fourth floor of Building #197.
8:20 a.m. – Alexis left the fourth floor using the stairs and entered the third floor.
8:28 a.m. – Alexis appeared on the first floor.
8:57 a.m. – Alexis returned to the third floor.
9:25 a.m. – Law enforcement shoot and kill Alexis on the third floor.
According to the FBI, Alexis, a Navy contractor, “had legitimate access to the Navy Yard as a result of his work as a contractor and he utilized a valid pass to gain entry to Building #197.”
Alexis, the FBI said, used a Remington 870 shotgun and a Beretta handgun he obtained during the course of his shooting. Both weapons were recovered at the scene.