Patrick Crusius Biography
Patrick Crusius is Arrested and identified as the suspect shooter who fired in Walmart el Paso near Cielo Vista Mall in El Paso, Texas, by multiple news outlets including NBC, CNN and USA Today. Crusius, 21, is from the Dallas/Fort Worth area and is currently in police custody.
— KTSM 9 News (@KTSMtv) August 3, 2019
Patrick Crusius Age
He is 21 years old.
We’re in shock over the tragic events at Cielo Vista Mall in El Paso, where store 2201 & club 6502 are located. We’re praying for the victims, the community & our associates, as well as the first responders. We’re working closely with law enforcement & will update as appropriate.
— Walmart (@Walmart) August 3, 2019
Patrick Crusius Career
He wrote on his LinkedIn page he was interested in software creating, he said Working in general sucks, but I guess a career in Software Development suits me well. I spend about 8 hours every day on the computer so that counts as technology experience I guess. Pretty much gonna see what technology careers present themselves; go with the wind.”
— Jason Whitely (@JasonWhitely) August 3, 2019
Patrick Crusius Education
According to his LinkedIn page, he attended Plano High School. Plano is located near Crusius’ family home in Allen, Texas, and is about 650 miles away from El Paso. Collin County Community College confirmed he attended their school through the spring of 2019.
Patrick Crusius LinkedIn
wrote on his LinkedIn page in 2015 that he was not motivated to do anything other than enough to get by. Shortly after the shooting on August 3, that page was deleted. Crusius said on that page that he attended Plano High School. Plano is located near Crusius’ family home in Allen, Texas, and is about 650 miles away from El Paso. Collin County Community College confirmed he attended their school through the spring of 2019.
Patrick Crusius Arrested
Crusius is a resident of Texas, outside Dallas. Police said one person is in custody for the attack. Authorities “ruled out” multiple shooters and said there are no outstanding suspects.
Crusius was driving a grey vehicle, according to police scanner chatter. Early reports indicated the suspect had an AK47. That information was not immediately confirmed by police. Local reported Mills Hayes tweeted that the suspect was taken into custody “without incident” and that officers did not fire any shots during the arrest.
Patrick Crusius Weapon Type
He did not reveal what type of gun was used in the attack but said it was a high-powered weapon capable of causing significant damage in the crowded store. Walmart was especially busy Saturday with a high number of back-to-school shoppers.
“If you’re firing randomly at people, you can cause a lot of damage,” he said.
Police discussed recovering the weapon on the scanner but did not specify what type of weapon it was. At about 12:40 p.m., scanner traffic indicated that the police had recovered the weapon as well as the suspect’s car.
Patrick Crusius, Walmart Shooting victims
Officials said during a press conference there were 20 people dead and 26 injured. Officials also confirmed the existence of a manifesto, which they said is a part of their investigation. They did not confirm the manifesto was written by the suspect.
I can report that the FBI is investigating this manifesto and taking it seriously.
— Scott Stedman (@ScottMStedman) August 3, 2019
Twenty people were killed and scores more injured in the attack, officials said.
El Paso Police Chief Greg Allen, who stopped short of naming the suspect, said that authorities were reviewing a “manifesto.”
“Right now we have a manifesto from this individual, that indicates to some degree, it has a nexus to potential hate crime,” Allen said at a Saturday night press conference. He went on to add, however, that authorities were still working to “validate” that it was written by the suspected shooter.
Approximately 45 minutes before the first report of gunfire, a user on the forum 8chan announced that they were planning an attack, indicated that they were in Texas, and that they would use an AK-47—similar to the weapon photographed on the gunman—to carry out the attack.
Patrick Crusius White Supremacist
Collin County community college confirms the the El Paso shooting suspect attended their school through spring 2019 and is “prepared to cooperate with state and federal authorities” pic.twitter.com/9B0hfMgOjC
— Brianna Sacks (@bri_sacks) August 3, 2019
White supremacist shooters sometimes post manifestos or links to other literature, in the hopes that a terror attack will draw attention to the writings. These manifestos are sometimes intended to inspire other acts of violence. The author of the apparent El Paso manifesto claimed to have been inspired by a manifesto written by the white supremacist who allegedly murdered 51 worshippers at a mosque in New Zealand this year. The alleged attacker of a synagogue in Poway, California, earlier this year also cited that manifesto.
Walmart Shooting Videos and Images/Photos
A lone gunman killed at least 20 people inside a crowded Walmart on Saturday morning, according to eyewitnesses and officials.
— Sandra Ramirez (@sandraKTSM) August 3, 2019
“A day that would’ve been a normal day for someone to leisurely go shopping, turned into one of the most deadly days in the history of Texas. Lives were taken who should still be with us today. Twenty innocent people from El Paso have lost their lives, and more than two dozen more are injured,” Texas Governor Greg Abbott said at an evening press conference.
Just heard from @EPPOLICE who say the suspect in custody is a white male in his 20’s. He was taken into custody without incident. No police fired. Helicopters still in air at scene. @CBS4Local @KFOX14 pic.twitter.com/mIrOnh5FMA
— Mills Hayes (@MillsKFOX_CBS) August 3, 2019
At least 22 people were transported to area hospitals, including a 4-month-old girl. At least nine people were in critical condition at Del Sol Medical Center, where three of them were said to be in “life-threatening” condition. The victims there ranged in age from 35 to 82, but no further details were immediately available.
— Sam Pye (@freddie1999) August 3, 2019
— Matthew Keys (@MatthewKeysLive) August 4, 2019
Video recording of suspect being apprehended near Cielo Vista Mall and Walmart location in El Paso, TX. #BREAKING #Walmart #TX#ElPaso #Texas #CieloVistaMall #shooting #massshooting #activeshooter #GunControlNow #ElPasoShooting pic.twitter.com/BtiMr73X0b
— Feliz Karen News (@felizkrennews) August 3, 2019
— Piers Morgan (@piersmorgan) August 3, 2019
— Jorge Salgado (@SalgadoPhoto_) August 3, 2019