Feds Treating El Paso Massacre As Domestic Terrorism, Suspect Charged With Capital Murder

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Federal authorities are treating the shooting at an El Paso, Texas, Walmart that killed 20 people and wounded 26 more as a case of domestic terrorism and will pursue federal hate crime and firearm charges in connection with the massacre, officials said at a press conference Sunday.

Patrick Wood Crusius, 21, was booked into El Paso County Jail early Sunday on capital murder charge, the El Paso Times reported.

At the same Sunday morning press conference El Paso County District Attorney Jaime Esparza said his office would seek the death penalty.

 

Read more at The Hill.

{Matzav.com}

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