More than 100 join in ‘Unity’ march in El Paso

More than 100 join in ‘Unity’ march in El Paso

More than 100 join in ‘Unity’ march in El Paso

An arrest warrant affidavit was obtained by the Washington Post and it says that Patrick confessed the crime to the police and admitted that his primary targets during the open fire were Mexicans.

The gunman accused of the shooting massacre that left 22 people dead at an El Paso, Texas, Walmart on Saturday was in his auto - almost a mile away from the horrific scene - when he surrendered to Texas Rangers, according to an arrest affidavit. Claudia Duran, a spokeswoman for the El Paso County district attorney, said that won't happen until the investigation by El Paso police and the FBI concludes.

The suspect was identified by the police as a 21-year-old white man named Patrick Crusius, who was believed to be spurred by his hatred for immigrants.

Crusius later waived his Miranda Rights and agreed to speak with detectives, telling them that he had driven to El Paso from the Dallas suburb of Allen - which is where he lived and is a more than 10-hour drive from El Paso - and that he was targeting Mexicans in the attack.

Crusius is accused of shooting and killing 22 people and wounding two dozen more on Saturday, shortly after a manifesto appeared online explaining his motivation and decrying a "Hispanic invasion" of the United States. He has blamed President Donald Trump's rhetoric for spreading fear and hate, leading Trump to tweet that O'Rourke should "be quiet". Numerous dead had Latino last names and eight of them were Mexican nationals.

The suspected gunman, 21-year-old Patrick Crusius, of Allen, Texas, has been booked on capital murder charges. He is being held without bail, and federal prosecutors are considering charging him with a hate crime.

More than 100 people marched through the Texas border denouncing racism and calling for stronger gun laws one week after several people were killed in a mass shooting that authorities say was carried out by a man targeting Mexicans.

The attack came hours before another mass shooting in Dayton, Ohio, in which nine people were killed.

Meanwhile, several victims of the El Paso attack and another mass shooting which took place in OH less than 24 hours later and left nine people dead were being laid to rest.

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