El Paso Shooting Suspect Booked On Capital Murder Charges

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The man suspected of killing twenty people and injuring 26 more in El Paso, Texas has been charged with capital murder. Court records show 21-year-old Patrick Crusius of Allen, Texas, was booked into a downtown El Paso jail today and is being held without bail. El Paso Police Chief Greg Allen said the shooting is being investigated as a hate crime. According to police, the suspect opened fire at a Walmart next to the Cielo Vista Mall around 10:00 yesterday morning. Witnesses say the shooter began immediately killing people when he reached the parking lot, and the carnage continued once he entered the store. Police were on the scene within six minutes of the first call. When officers confronted Crusius, he immediately gave up. Texas Governor Greg Abbott has ordered flags be lowered to half staff across the state in honor of the victims through sunset Thursday.

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