RIO GRANDE VALLEY, Texas – Local 23 sources are saying that the alleged shooter thought it would be wrong to carry out the attack in his hometown.
The suspect is from Allen, Texas. The Dallas suburb is 650 miles away from El Paso.
The suspect reportedly told officers he thought his family wouldn’t find out if he carried an attack in a different city.
Earlier this week police said that the suspect was cooperating with their investigation but showed no remorse.
According to CNN his mother called police in Allen when she discovered he purchased an AK type of weapon.
Allen police held a press conference yesterday saying a police investigation was not warranted because the mother never made mention of any concern for anyone else, other than her son.
“The sole concern was it was the parent was motivated out of a concern that her son would, just did not have the training, the firearm safety training and the intellectual maturity to own this type of a firearm. Now, there, throughout this entire call there was never a mention made of danger to any other person other than her son,” Says Sergeant Jon Felty of the Allen Police Department.
The suspect is facing capital murder charges and the district attorney plans to seek the death penalty.