Earlier this afternoon, NBC News reported that 34-year-old Aaron Alexis was the now-deceased shooting suspect in the Washington Naval Yard rampage. Since then, details have emerged about the man, including that he once worked as a civilian computer contractor in D.C., and that he was arrested in 2010 on gun charges.
The Smoking Gun unearthed the Forth Worth Police Department’s official report from that September 2010 arrest. Alexis had allegedly shot a firearm through the floor of a neighbor in his building. According to the police document, that neighbor said that she was “terrified” of Alexis, who had previously had a verbal run-in with her. Upon being questioned by the police, the female neighbor was “visibly shaken up” and believed that Alexis’ shooting had been “intentional.”
At the time, Alexis claimed he was simply cleaning his gun when it went off. The firearm “began to take the gun apart when his hands slipped and pulled the trigger discharging a round into the ceiling,” the report states. He neglected to check on his neighbor after the gun discharged, he said, because he “didn’t think it went all the way through since he couldn’t see any light through the hole.”
Read the full report below, as obtained by The Smoking Gun:
And read the FBI’s shooter info sheet released this afternoon in seeking additional details about Alexis from the public:
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