Tucson mass shooter identified as Jared Lee Loughner

by on January 8, 2011 · 2 comments

in Politics

Jared Lee Loughner of Tucson has been identified as the shooter of today’s murders and woundings in Tucson.

Here is a link at DailyKos to his Facebook page where he has a video.

Jared Lee Loughner - photo from his Facebook page before it was taken down.

Here is more from HuffingtonPost:

Loughner was described by eyewitnesses at the Arizona shooting as a young white man who looked like a “fringe character,” in his mid-to-late 20s, clean-shaven with short hair and wearing dark clothing.

Loughner shot Giffords and some 12 others at a public event at a Safeway grocery store in Tucscon. He reportedly shot the congresswoman “point blank” in the head and may have come from inside the store. He attempted to flee after running out of ammunition and was tackled by one of Giffords’ staffers.

A MySpace page belonging to a “Jared Lee Loughner,” age 22, of Tucson, was taken down. A YouTube account also exists in his name.

Here’s what was listed on his MySpace page before it was removed:

Schools:I attended school: Thornydale elementary,Tortolita Middle School, Mountain View Highschool, Northwest Aztec Middle College, and Pima Community College.

Interests:My favorite interest was reading, and I studied grammar. Conscience dreams were a great study in college!

Movies:(*My idiom: I could coin the moment!*)

Music:Pass me the strings!

Books:I had favorite books: Animal Farm, Brave New World, The Wizard Of OZ, Aesop Fables, The Odyssey, Alice Adventures Into Wonderland, Fahrenheit 451, Peter Pan, To Kill A Mockingbird, We The Living, Phantom Toll Booth, One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest, Pulp,Through The Looking Glass, The Communist Manifesto, Siddhartha, The Old Man And The Sea, Gulliver’s Travels, Mein Kampf, The Republic, and Meno.

Loughner recently posted three videos to YouTube, text-only, the first to introduce himself and a final one posted Dec. 15 titled “My Final Thoughts.”

See those videos here.

{ 2 comments… read them below or add one }

avatar Ernie McCray January 8, 2011 at 4:00 pm

This young man had some very interesting final thoughts, I must say.


avatar Charles January 9, 2011 at 3:33 am

This psychopath should have been locked up years ago … but thanks to the Reagan administration – cutting funding to Mental Health Institutions – This wackjob was roaming the earth …


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