Did Mauricio Garcia Cause the Deadly Mall Shooting in Allen, Texas?

Mauricio Garcia, the suspect in a deadly mall shooting in Allen, Texas, that left eight dead and several others injured Saturday has yet to be officially identified by police, a Texas law enforcement source stated.

According to records, Garcia, 33, hails from Dallas, Texas. The age, address, and vehicle of the suspect match those provided by law enforcement. As of March, the address is about 30 miles south of Allen Premium Outlets, where a shooting occurred. The address appears to be linked with a Dallas hotel.

An email account called “deathdestructionandlove” was listed in association with Garcia in records.

Christian Garcia has a criminal record, including burglary and public intoxication.

KHOU reports that several FBI agents were sent to a house in the Northeast Patrol Division of Dallas. Several Dallas Police officers stood outside. Multiple sources told the outlet the home is where the suspected 30-something-year-old shooter lives with his parents.

KHOU reported that the agents spoke with the family in their home. According to reports, the family requested a translator.

FBI agents joined the police on Sunday morning in searching for the suspect at his home. Neighbors said that he had lived there for many years.

WFAA was told by neighbors that he would often be seen leaving and entering the house wearing an outfit that suggested that he played a role in security. In spite of the frequent sightings, the neighbors said that the gray Dodge Charger and the man have been frequently missing in the past few weeks.

KHOU was also told by neighbors that they had no memory of any police activity at the home or any problems. He was quiet, but they did notice some unusual behaviors.

The gunman began his rampage around 3:30 pm local time. Security footage shows the man exiting a gray Dodge Charger.

The mall policeman heard the gunshots and ran toward them. The officer engaged the shooter, and he was killed.

Six victims died at the scene. Two more succumbed to their injuries while being transported to hospital. Seven people were injured in the attack, and three of them remained in critical condition on Sunday morning.

“We are outraged and horrified by the violence which continues to ravage our country. We send our thoughts and prayers to the victims, their family members, and anyone else affected by this horrific act. Simon Property Group issued a statement expressing gratitude for the heroic actions of the police officer and the support provided by all first responders. Allen Premium Outlets is owned by the group.

Dallas Police reported that their computers remained down on Saturday, following a ransomware assault Wednesday.