Aaron Alexis, 34, of Texas IDed as Suspect in Washington Navy Yard Shooting: Report

Monday, September 16, 2013
By Paul Martin

By Jack Phillips
September 16, 2013

Aaron Alexis, a 34-year-old man from Fort Worth, Texas, was identified as the shooting suspect in the rampage that killed 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard on Monday.

Scott Gordon of NBC-5 in Dallas-Fort Worth reported that Alexis was arrested by Fort Worth Police Department in 2010.

He recently began working as a civilian contractor for the Navy. Law enforcement officials told NBC that they identified him via fingerprints.

It is unclear what his motive was. Alexis allegedly had a shotgun and a handgun on him.

He allegedly entered the base with another man’s ID card who used to work there, officials said. The name of the man whose ID card was found is being questioned.

There is no information on a connection between him and man whose name was on the ID card he used.

D.C. Mayor Vincent Gray said in a 2 p.m. press conference that 12 people were shot and killed in the incident. It is unclear if the shooter was included in the death toll.

A shelter-in-place was also put in place around the Navy Yard.

Washington D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier said that there were a “number of” injuries, including police officers.

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