19-year-old gunman identified as Maryland mall shooter
Sunday, January 26, 2014 - 01:19
Jan. 26 - Police say they've identified the man behind a deadly Maryland mall shooting that left three dead, including the shooter. Gavino Garay reports.
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Authorities have identified the man behind a deadly mall shooting that happened Saturday in Columbia, Maryland.
They say Darion Marcus Aguilar was the 19-year-old gunman who shot and killed two people, before apparently killing himself. He lived with his mother in the city of College Park.
Howard County Police Chief Bill McMahon told reporters how events unfolded -- but still had no details as to WHY....
(SOUNDBITE) HOWARD COUNTY POLICE CHIEF BILL MCMAHON:
"He was dropped off at the mall by a cab at about 10:15 on the upper level, if you're familiar with the mall... We know he went downstairs, and then we saw him come back upstairs and that's when the shooting began."
Shafon Robinson described the ordeal as traumatic.
(SOUNDBITE) SHOOTING WITNESS SHAFON ROBINSON SAYING:
"He looked at me, he cocked back and shot, my husband said 'duck' and I ducked and he shot right over me."
Police say the shooter fired six to eight shots from a 12-gauge shotgun and killed two mall employees, Brianna Benlolo, age 21, and Tyler Johnson, age 25. They both worked at a skate shop called Zumiez where the shooting occurred.
Still no indication whether there were any ties between Aguilar and his two victims.
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