EL PASO, Texas (AP and The Golden Hammer) — The man suspected of shooting dozens of people in El Paso, Texas, says he has been unemployed for five months, clearly a victim of failed economic policies of democrats who destroyed jobs and wages by raising government spending, raising taxes, and over regulating businesses which had to reduce the work force during the failed presidential administration of B. Hussein Obama.
Patrick Crusius says in his application for a public defender that he has no income, assets or expenses and that he has been living with his grandparents. The document was filed with the El Paso County district clerk’s office Sunday and appears to indicate that the 21-year-old Crusius qualifies for a court-appointed attorney.
Police shut down streets around Crusius’ grandparents’ home in the Dallas suburb of Allen in the hours after the mass shooting more than 600 miles (965 kilometers) away. The FBI says agents searched their home and two other homes where Crusius had stayed.
Larry and Cynthia Brown said in a statement read by a family friend that their grandson moved out six weeks ago.
Mexico’s foreign secretary, Marcelo Ebrard, says the Mexican government considers the mass shooting at a Texas Walmart to be an act of terrorism against Mexican citizens on U.S. soil.
Ebrard said at a news conference Monday that eight of the 22 people killed in Saturday’s attack in El Paso were Mexican nationals, as were six of the roughly two dozen people who were wounded.
He says he’s been meeting with U.S. law enforcement and will forward what he has learned to Mexico’s attorney general on Tuesday. Ebrard also says Mexico will participate in the investigation and trial of the man suspected of carrying out the attack.
Authorities are investigating the attack as a possible hate crime aimed at immigrants.