Latest Updates On LAX Shooting! [Photo]
CNN reports: ” After a weekend of intense investigation, authorities are piecing together more details about Friday’s fatal shooting at Los Angeles International Airport, including the suspect’s behavior earlier in the week and a warning from his family that may have come moments too late. Police officers arrived at Paul Ciancia’s apartment less than an hour after the alleged gunman left for the airport, investigators say.”
The suspect, Ciancia, who is 23 years old is ‘charged with murder of a federal officer and commission of violence in an international airport.’ He was shot by officers this past Friday and was in critical condition at Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center on Sunday.
CLUES ABOUT THE MOTIVE
“Attorney General Eric Holder said Monday that more investigation is necessary to uncover a motive for the attack.
But a note found on Ciancia indicated that he wanted to kill Transportation Security Administration employees to “instill fear” in what the suspect called the agents’ “traitorous minds,” FBI Special Agent in Charge David Bowdich said.
According to someone who knew Ciancia and his three roommates well, Ciancia began asking for a ride to the airport days before the shooting. He claimed he needed to fly to New Jersey to help his sick father, but he never said what day he needed to leave, the source said.
On Friday, Ciancia burst into a roommate’s room and demanded a ride to the airport immediately, said the source, who spoke to CNN on condition of anonymity.
The roommate obliged. Investigators don’t think the roommate had any idea of Ciancia’s plans.”