One Gunman in Garland, TX ‘Muhammad Art & Cartoon Contest’ Shooting Identified … Elton Simpson, of Arizona Who Was Previously the Subject of a Terror investigation
ONE OF THE GUNMAN HAS BEEN IDENTIFIED AND HAS BEEN PREVIOUSLY BEEN INVESTIGATED FOR TERROR …
According to KTRK, ABC13, is reporting that one of the suspected gunmen has been identified, who was killed last night by Garland, Texas police outside of the ‘Muhammad Art & Cartoon Contest’ as Elton Simpson. According to the FBI, Simpson was a previous subject of a terror investigation. Hmm, how did he seem to slip through the cracks if they knew who he was? How does an individual who has ties to terror allowed to walk among us? At least he will not be able to partake in another terror attack, ever. Also, the second shooter was his roommate, both of who were from Arizona. Both gunman were shot dead by Garland police last night outside of the Curtis Culwell Center.
ABC News can confirm that one of the suspects is Elton Simpson, an Arizona man who was previously the subject of a terror investigation. He’s from phoenix and television stations in Phoenix are reporting the second shooter was Simpson’s roommate. We’re still waiting on his name.
The FBI believes Simpson sent out a tweet using the hashtag #texasattack about a half hour before shooting.
From ABC News, Simpson was well known to the FBI. Five years ago he was convicted for lying to federal agents about his plans to travel to Africa, but a judge ruled the government did not adequately prove he was going to join a terror group there. Thanks judge.
Below is the Tweet that was sent out prior to the attack in Garland Texas. Twitter has suspends account that warned about a ‘Texas attack’ 15 minutes before incident at anti-Muslim event.
Twitter appears to have suspended an account that tweeted about an attack in Texas 15 minutes before shots were fired at an anti-Muslim event in the city of Garland.
Under the profile name “Shariah is Light”, the tweet read (See Update II): “The bro with me and myself have given bay’ah to Amirul Mu’mineen. May Allah accept us as mujahideen [jihadists]. Make dua. #texasattack.”
The tweet was posted at 6.35pm local time in Texas – 15 minutes before Garland Police Department received its first reports of gunfire at the anti-Muslim event. In a tweet sent three hours before its last, the profile recommended people follow another account – @AbuHu55ain – which has also now been suspended.
According to ABC News, FBI agents are now searching an apartment in Phoenix where they say the suspects lived as roommates.
One of them has been identified as Elton Simpson, 30. He was convicted in a terror investigation five years ago, but was given probation. Simpson is believed to be the man who tweeted several ominous messages before the incident using the hashtag #texasattack.
- He Is Believed to Have Posted on Twitter Shortly Before the Shooting
- He Was Sentenced to Probation in 2010 After He Was the Target of a FBI Terror Investigation
- The FBI Has Been Searching His Phoenix, Arizona Home
- The Shooting Targeted a Controversial ‘Draw Muhammad’ Contest
- ISIS Supporters Had Been Calling For an Attack on the Garland Event