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LAX shooting suspect 'a nice guy'

Saturday, Nov 02, 2013 - 01:19

Nov. 2 - Former roommate of LA airport shooting suspect tells of his shock and surprise. Paul Chapman reports.

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Los Angeles Airport shooting suspect Paul Anthony Ciancia spent a few months at this apartment block in the city. His former room-mate James Mincey says he had lunch with the 23-year-old just a week earlier. (SOUNDBITE)(English) JAMES MINCEY, FORMER ROOM MATE OF LA SHOOTING SUSPECT, SAYING: "He was...nothing that I would think...what I would consider normal Paul, you know? He said he was going back to Jersey, going to work for his dad and making amends with his family problems, like whatever, and spending the holidays with his family and that's all I know." An unarmed federal security agent was killed when a lone gunman opened fire in a packed terminal at Los Angeles International Airport on Friday. At least one other person was wounded. Others were hurt in the panic and chaos as people fled for cover. The alleged gunman is undergoing hospital treatment after he was shot and captured at the airport. (SOUNDBITE)(English) JAMES MINCEY, FORMER ROOM MATE OF LA SHOOTING SUSPECT, SAYING: "(He) never had any anger issues or anything. I mean when he was here. Nothing. I didn't have any issues with him or anything. He was a really nice guy, a bit of a loner, introverted but nothing that I would ever, ever, expect him to do something like this." The agent who died has been identified as 39-year-old Gerardo Hernandez. He's the first from the Transportation Security Administration to die in the line of duty.

LAX shooting suspect 'a nice guy'

Saturday, Nov 02, 2013 - 01:19

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