Shooter identified as Carnell Marcus Moore
The AR-15 was initially ID'ed as the weapon, though that has now changed:
Police say they recovered Moore's handgun from the scene and found a rifle inside a truck
believed to belong to him.
Inside a black suitcase
next to where Moore was sitting, HSI, FBI and Houston PD found a black suitcase contains a Smith & Wesson AR15 assault
weapon with a fully loaded magazine.
And why wasn't this suitcase neutralized/blown up by the bomb squad? Wouldn't that have been the first
suspicion amongst the LE? Maybe
because they already knew
he didn't have a bomb.
Apparently the cop that shot him was no ordinary DHS pogue. And since when does the DHS have branch offices at airports now?
The shot were heard by a special agent
of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). The HSI office
is about 150 feet from the shooting.
It could have been far worse:
In Moore's car, more .223 ammo for the weapon was found. Earlier in the day, Moore had posted on social media that he intended to commit a mass
. A handwritten note found on Moore's body said he had changed his mind and wanted to kill himself.
“When I came off the airplane, the line to get people to check into TSA was exceptionally long,” Don Irvine, who is in Houston for the NRA’s
annual meeting, told TheDC. “They only had one agent, one person checking ID, which was jamming things up in A.”
The shooting happened in Terminal B. I wonder if the line in that terminal was equally as long. If so, it certainly would have presented a mass
shooter with plenty of targets. Perhaps intentionally.
Newburn, from Gainesville, Fla., said it took him a few seconds to realize that the shots had come from the ticketing area, near the security
If he wanted to commit a mass shooting what would have been the motive?
If he changed his mind and just wanted to commit suicide why did he bring the rifle into the terminal?
If he just wanted to commit suicide why did he go to the airport to do it?
What do we know about this man? Nothing. Job? Military history? Treatment by the mental health system? Use of SSRIs? There has to be a
motive somewhere, something other than a 'monster' inside of him. But I see nothing.
Interestingly, a few early, and apparently erroneous, reports said the shooter was 'dressed like a wolf
,' and just days ago President Obama
gave a speech warning us of the lone wolf
terrorist. So maybe that inference was not an accident either.