Aaron Alexis named as Washington Navy Yard shooter: senior law enforcement official

aaronalexisadd another to the wall of shame

National Post | News

WASHINGTON — Aaron Alexis, 34, of Fort Worth Texas is allegedly the shooter in a rampage at heart of a U.S. Navy complex in Washington that left at least 13 people dead Monday, police say.

The New York Times reports that a police officer was in surgery after being shot by the gunman.

Alexis was believed to have a criminal record in Texas and said he may have gotten into the Navy Yard by using someone else’s identification card. The two officials spoke to The Associated Press on condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to speak publicly. Alexis was identified through his finger prints.

The shooting led to tightened security at the Capitol and White House nearby, including shutting down the Senate while a possible remaining shooter was sought. D.C. Police Chief Cathy Lanier announced the death toll and said people were being told to stay in their…

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