Patrick Crusius, the alleged gunman in Saturday’s mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, has confessed to killing 22 people and told authorities he did intentionally target “Mexicans” in his killing spree.
In an arrest warrant affidavit, Det. Adrian Garcia said that when officers arrived at the Walmart where the shooting took place, they saw a car stopped near the gruesome scene. A young man exited the vehicle with his hands in the air and told the officers, “I’m the shooter,”
The affidavit also asserts that Crusius waived his right to an attorney and has cooperated with law enforcement. Crusius admitted to driving to El Paso from Allen, Tex., a suburb of Dallas, with an assault rifle and multiple magazines.
“The defendant stated once inside the store he opened fire using his AK-47 shooting multiple innocent victims,” Garcia wrote. The detective added that Crusius said his targets were “Mexicans.”
Crusius recently received representation but his newly, appointed attorney did not respond to the Washington Post’s request for comments regarding the affidavit.