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UPDATED: New Information Emerges on Navy Yard Shooting Suspect Aaron Alexis

Posted on | September 16, 2013 | 123 Comments

About eight hours have passed since shooting began at the Washington Navy Yard, and information is still sketchy. Early reports that as many as three shooters were involved appear not to be true. Investigators are still seeking a possible second suspect, but it now appears highly likely that today’s carnage — which killed at least 12 victims and may have wounded about a dozen others — was committed by one man, Aaron Alexis, 34, of Fort Worth, Texas. He was shot and killed, and was identified by his fingerprints, the New York Times reports.

Motive for this massacre is unclear, and the FBI is leading the investigation now under way. My early caution about the need to be patient was unheeded by a certain notorious fool:

Alex Jones is an irresponsible menace — that is a confirmed fact.

UPDATE: The FBI is seeking information about the dead shooting suspect, Aaron Alexis of Fort Worth Texas:

Alexis was a Navy veteran who left the service in 2011.

UPDATE II: Networks raced to be first with the wrong name:

CBS News and NBC News retracted reports about the identification of the Washington Navy Yard shooter on Monday, just minutes after each network reported that the suspect in question was a Navy chief petty officer named Rollie Chance.
CBS’s John Miller reported that Chance was a suspect before 1 p.m. on Monday. NBC News later reported the same information and continued to do so past 1 p.m., even after Miller reported that the initial reports about Chance were wrong.
Finally, at 1:05 p.m., NBC political director Chuck Todd tweeted: “NBC News: we are now NOT reporting name of shooter; retracting that report. deleting those tweets.”

So if you’re watching NBC or CBS, you’re trusting unreliable sources. Whereas I’m always 100% right, except when I disagree with my wife.

UPDATE III: Deanna Boyd of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram reports:

Nutpisit Suthamtewakul, owner of Happy Bowl Thai in White Settlement, said Alexis was “my best friend.”
“He lived with me three years,” Suthamtewakul said Monday afternoon. “I don’t think he’d do this. He has a gun, but I don’t think he’s that stupid. He didn’t seem aggressive to me.”
Upon learning of his death, Suthamtewakul said, “ ‘Wait, he’s dead? I call him, but he doesn’t answer phone.”
Alexis had been in the Navy from 2007 to 2011 and was most recently stationed at Naval Air Station Fort Worth, according to Lt. Cmdr. Sarah Blansett, a Navy spokeswoman in McLean, Va. . . .
Alexis also worked at times as a waiter and deliveryman at Happy Bowl, customers said.
Alexis had recently visited Thailand and had been to Japan with a computer defense contractor, where he worked in information technology, said Sandy Guerra-Cline, a customer at Happy Bowl and copy editor at the Star-Telegram. . . .
Alexis, whose most recent address was 7940 White Settlement Road in Fort Worth, had not lived there for six to eight months, said his landlord, Somsak Srisan.
“Oh boy, I can’t believe this,” Srisan said. “He was always very polite to me.” . . .
A friend said Alexis loved Buddhism.
“He loved to go to temple, go to meditate in Thai and English,” the friend said. “He could do both of them.”
Alexis had previously lived in Flushing, N.Y., from 2000 to 2002. It is unclear where he lived from 2002 until he moved to Fort Worth.

Alexis was evicted from an apartment complex in Fort Worth after an incident where he fired a gun through the ceiling of his apartment.

Some of the commenters have pointed out that Alexis is black and have speculated about the possibility that race played a factor in the Navy Yard Shooting. There is no evidence of this, nor of any other motive — so far. Most likely, we could speculate that this is a “disgruntled former employee” situation. That is just speculation, however, and there is certainly no reason at this point to suggest that racial hostility or any political ideology influenced the shooter.

UPDATE IV: Bill Miller of the Fort Worth Star-Telegram:

So, yeah, the FBI is investigating.



123 Responses to “UPDATED: New Information Emerges on Navy Yard Shooting Suspect Aaron Alexis”

  1. K-Bob
    September 17th, 2013 @ 11:03 pm

    Just toss trolls the same bone over and over. They fetch like a little dog.

  2. bet0001970
    September 17th, 2013 @ 11:17 pm


  3. wbonesteel
    September 17th, 2013 @ 11:32 pm

    I merely posted an honest opinion. You folks flamed me…and can’t take the heat when I fight back…and NOW you claim to be the victims.

    You’re internet bullies and punks.

  4. Regular Right Guy
    September 17th, 2013 @ 11:37 pm

    But I am now, RSM. Following with eyes wide open. 🙂

  5. wbonesteel
    September 17th, 2013 @ 11:42 pm

    heh. You…kinda made my point for me, there kiddo.

    Here’s a reading assignment for ya:

    I’ve read every word of all of that, and much , much more. What’s more, I understood every word I read.

    You preach freedom, but like your ideological opponents, you think that freedom means that you get to use government to limit or eliminate the freedoms of others. That is what you do.

    Actions speak louder than words, and your words are mot true.

  6. wbonesteel
    September 17th, 2013 @ 11:45 pm

    Kinda stung a bit, huh?

  7. wbonesteel
    September 17th, 2013 @ 11:45 pm

    Heh. Stung, didn’t it.

    It was meant to.

  8. wbonesteel
    September 17th, 2013 @ 11:47 pm

    Heh. I merely posted an honest opinion. You folks jumped dead in my shit and after I fought back, now you’re the victims.

    Speaking of sucking it up…cupcake.

  9. wbonesteel
    September 17th, 2013 @ 11:49 pm

    I dunno…mebbe for Christians to actually act like Christ, perhaps?

    Read them red letters again. You kinda kissed the point somewhere along the line, kids.

  10. rmnixondeceased
    September 17th, 2013 @ 11:56 pm

    You are a pompous fuckwit aren’t you? Go play in traffic little boy, adults are conversing …

  11. bet0001970
    September 17th, 2013 @ 11:57 pm

    Don’t call me a fucking kid. I’m not a Christian and you’re not my moral superior. You’re nothing but a troll. I’m an agnostic and a Constitutionalist. You came here to do nothing but cause trouble. You don’t like the response, then fuck off.

    You claim to be a Marine…well you attacked a bunch a vets you shitbag. The difference between you and us, is that we don’t feel the need to use our service as a part of some trolling expedition. You’re a fucking piece of shit. And you’re getting called out for it. Again, you don’t like it, fuck off.

  12. rmnixondeceased
    September 17th, 2013 @ 11:58 pm

    Pompous and judgmental. How Christ-like yourself.
    As I said earlier, classic projection.

  13. bet0001970
    September 17th, 2013 @ 11:59 pm

    How many times are you gonna use that ridiculous line? And on how many different sites? Can’t think of anything original?

  14. rmnixondeceased
    September 18th, 2013 @ 12:00 am

    All six sites he has been trolling. Just a retarded troll looking for a bridge to infest …

  15. rmnixondeceased
    September 18th, 2013 @ 12:15 am

    You are an idiot. No one is playing victim except you. Perhaps if you grew up and acted like an adult instead of a troll someone would take you seriously. So far all I’ve seen is a seriously twisted mind, fodder for the Alex Joneses of this world to manipulate and use as their deluded foot-soldiers.
    Now go away and infest some ignorant site like Infowars …

  16. bet0001970
    September 18th, 2013 @ 12:38 am

    No. You pulled the vet card on a bunch vets. That’s when I stepped in. Every post I’ve made was after that scumbag comment. You’re a fucking insect.

  17. bet0001970
    September 18th, 2013 @ 12:41 am

    Why do you keep saying that? Do you like hearing the sound of your own voice THAT much?

  18. K-Bob
    September 18th, 2013 @ 1:02 am

    Flame away troll. No one cares.

  19. Quartermaster
    September 18th, 2013 @ 6:38 am

    You may believe what you wish, but as you have seen, when you come here you will be mocked for such stupidity. I’ve been around for quite a awhile and know quite well what a conservative, and what we hold dear. If you are really a constitutional conservative (which is intentionally redundant) then you could find your self welcome in places like this. But when you come acting like an ignorant idiot, not so much.

  20. rjacobse
    September 18th, 2013 @ 7:40 am

    Going to answer my question?

  21. K-Bob
    September 18th, 2013 @ 8:08 am

    I’ve run into this same flamer under another name a few times. Its giveaway is the over-reliance on the douchebag technique of calling everyone diminutive names (son, kiddo, junior, etc). Then it just argues like barack: claims math is backwards, sky is whatever color, anything to keep the argument going.

    You could write a troll bot with more imaginative responses.

    It lives to keep the troll on a roll. So just toss the same bone over and over so he can fetch.

  22. K-Bob
    September 18th, 2013 @ 8:11 am

    But, if they didn’t have a race, maybe that would make them mad, too.

  23. Regular Right Guy
    September 18th, 2013 @ 1:49 pm

    A success story, when you think about it. What could have possibly gone wrong? He followed Shotgun Joe’s recommendation to the T!