Howard County Police Confirm Shooting at the Columbia Mall in Columbia, MD (Update: 3 People Dead, 5 Hurt) (Update: Victims, Brianna Benlolo & Tyler Johnson) (Update: Police ID Shooter as 19 Year Old Darion Marcus Aguilar)
BREAKING: Shooting has been reported at the Columbia Mall in Columbia, Maryland
The Howard County Fire Department is reporting an active shooter situation at the Mall in Columbia. Both the Howard County police and fire departments are on the scene. The fire department is advising people to avoid the area.
The Howard County Police confirmed that they were responding to a shooting at the mall, but they could not confirm whether anyone had been injured or shots had been fired.
The Mall at Columbia is a “gun free” zone … in other words, an easy target for those who could care less about the laws and look to kill people.
FACEBOOK – Howard County Police:
There has been a shooting incident at the Columbia mall. No additional details yet. Public Information Officer enroute. Will update ASAP.
UPDATE I: Howard County police tweeted:
“There has been a shooting incident at the Columbia mall. No additional details yet. PIO en route. Will update ASAP.” PIO is public information officer.
Howard Count Department of Fire and Rescue spokeswoman Denise Weist told WTOP radio the department received the call at about 11:15 a.m. Saturday. Police and fire officials are on the scene. There are no immediate reports of injuries.
UPDATE II: Howard County Fire & Rescue – Twitter.
Emergency at Columbia Mall reported active shooter, the mall is in lock down and people are asked to avoid the area.
UPDATE III: CNN is reporting that Hoard County Police are confirming that 3 people are dead. … Baltimore Sun also reporting 3 people are dead, one considered shooter.
Authorities Saturday were investigating reports of an active shooter at a shopping mall in Columbia, Maryland.
There was no word on injuries but local scanner reports had authorities requesting multiple mass casualty units.
UPDATE IV: One individual reported deceased near gun and ammo (VIDEO, could be the shooter.
— Howard Co Fire & EMS (@HCDFRS) January 25, 2014
UPDATE V: Mall supposedly Secure, police clearing Mall, there will be a press conference at sear Sears at 1:15 pm ET.
UPDATE VI: Victims of Maryland mall shooting identified.
The suspect, armed with a shotgun, was among the victims at The Mall in Columbia, Howard County Police Chief Bill McMahon said. Police said a fourth victim was being treated for a gunshot wound to the foot. Four other people either suffered from medical conditions or suffered minor injuries such as twisted ankles, he said.
Brianna Benlolo, 21, of College Park, Md., and Tyler Johnson, 25, of Ellicott City, Md., were killed, police said. The identity of the gunman had not been released.
McMahon said the bodies were found in Zumiez, an apparel store catering to skaters, surfers and snowboarders, on the mall’s upper level. Benlolo and Johnson were employees of the store, he said. The shooter’s body was found still laden with ammunition, so McMahon said caution was being used and an identity had not been made.
UPDATE VII: Howard County police 4 p.m. news conference on mall shooting.
Darion Marcus Aguilar, a 19-year-old College Park resident, has been identified by police as the assailant in Saturday’s shooting at the Mall in Columbia, which left three people dead, including the shooter.
Although one of the victims, Brianna Benlolo, 21, also lived in College Park, police have not established a connection between Aguilar and the victims, Howard County Police Chief William J. McMahon said at a Sunday morning news conference.
Daily Commentary – Wednesday, October 23, 2013 – Firefighter Who Ran Over and Killed Asiana Airlines Passenger Cleared
- Cleared of criminal charges in the death of 16-year-old Chinese student Ye Mengyuan in responding to plane crash.
- Told it was because her husband was one of 12 in the group of 18 that were considered seasonal employees and didn’t qualify for the full time death benefits
Daily Commentary – Friday, August 16, 2013 Download
So this is what it has come to from the Obama Administration … how pathetically sick!
Vice President Joe Biden said in Flint, MI that unless you pass Barack Obama’s jobs bill there will be more rapes and murders. The folks who promised you hope and change are now presenting the American people with nothing more than fear and envy. It really does not get any lower than this type of message. Obama/Biden are unelectable and they will say and do anything to remain in power. They certainly cannot run on their record.
“In 2008, when Flint had 265 sworn officers on their police force, there were 35 murders and 91 rapes in this city,” Biden said. “In 2010, when Flint had only 144 police officers, the murder rate climbed to 65 and rapes–just to pick two categories–climbed to 229. In 2011, you now only have 125 shields. God only knows what the numbers will be this year for Flint if we don’t rectify it.”
HUH? As questioned at PJ Media, “I wonder, is there a demonstrable correlation between economic plight and violent crime?” Me thinks the Democrats need to get their talking points straight. Wasn’t it Democrat Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid (NV-D) who previously stated that men become abusive toward women when they are out of work? One would further suspect that unemployment and terrible economic times would cause more crime as well. Its not that police and firemen don’t have jobs, its the fact that the people don’t have jobs that is causing the crime. Especially when we have a President that participates in class warfare.
Harry Reid then went on to say the following:
“Women don’t have jobs either, but women aren’t abusive, most of the time,” he said.
“Men, when they’re out of work, tend to become abusive,” the majority leader added. “Our domestic crisis shelters in Nevada are jammed.”
One might say that because the Obama administration has preached class warfare and the rich are to blame for the ells of society that they have had a hand in the crime and violence. How about them apples Joe?
September 11, 2001 … Ten Years Later … We Remember the Terror Attacks on America & Our Heroes … WE WILL NEVER FORGET
WE WILL NEVER FORGET … those who forget history, are destined to repeat it.
It has been 10 years since that fateful September morning in 2001 when everything changed. A crystal blue September morning became a second day in American history that would live in infamy. As planes hit the towers of the World Trade Center in New York City, not once (VIDEO), but twice (VIDEO). A third plane hit the Pentagon in Washington, DC and a fourth plane crashed into a field in Shanksville, PA … we all knew that it would never be the same.
God Bless the men, women, victims and heroes who were lost on 9/11. God Bless the families that had their lives altered forever on that terrible day. Ten years later we celebrate those who died far too soon. All too many children grew up without dads and moms. So many brothers, sisters, aunts, uncles and grand parents lost.
On 9/11/2001 America changed forever, but make no mistake about it, WE WILL NEVER FORGET. The heroes that were lost that day as fireman, police and rescue workers charged into the Twin Towers trying to save victims not realizing that the building would collapse. God Bless you.
We ask all to honor those lost, hold them in your hearts, but do not ever forget that September morning, 10 years ago today.
Tribute to those lost and the heroes of 9/11
Out of the ashes, death and destruction came a resolve from America and President George W. Bush … GWB at Ground Zero, “the people who knocked these buildings down will here all of us soon”.
Have You Forgotten? The silver lining to that terrible day 10 years ago was the inspiration and resolve of America. Terrorists thought that bringing down building would break America. All that it accomplished was to awake a sleeping giant and have citizen after citizen sign up to join the military in the Army, Air Force, Marines and Navy. “We the People” became fireman, policeman, paramedics, doctors, nurses and other first responders in honor of those lost.
GOD BLESS OUR FALLEN HEROES OF 9/11 AND THOSE THAT PROTECT OUR FREEDOMS AGAINST TERRORISM … AND GOD BLESS THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
Disgraceful … NY City Mayor Bloomberg Defends Banning Clergy & Rescue Workers From 9-11 Anniversary Ceremony
MAYOR BLOOMBERG IS A DISGRACE, THANK GOD MAYOR GIULIANI WAS MAYOR ON THAT TERRIBLE SEPTEMBER MORNING, 10 YEARS AGO.
NY City Mayor Michael Bloomberg is a disgrace and should be ashamed of himself. The NYC mayor defends the banning of clergy and rescue workers from the September 11, ten year anniversary. How can you not allow firefighters, police, paramedics and other first responder to an event like the anniversary of 9/11 when so many of them performed heroic acts and laid down their lives in the process? Bloomberg said it was a matter of there was not enough room. What, the NYC mayor had no problem finding space for politicians who had nothing to do with the terrible September morning. For that matter Mayor Bloomberg, why don’t you give up your place for a fire fighter, it’s not like you had anything to do with that day.
Bloomberg states the reason why clergy not allowed was because of “separation of church and state”. HUH? What does the anniversary of September 11 have to do with “separation of church and state’? That applies, actually it really doesn’t as its a bunch of fabricated BS, to the government, not a memorial. Why do politicians continue to fail “We the People” with their stupidity.
Mayor Bloomberg says that there is a place for prayer. Um, wouldn’t that be at an anniversary of the death of so many Americans and individuals from other countries d that died when the World Trade Center buildings came crashing down at the hands of fanatical Islamic terrorist? Bloomberg says its a day for the families. Didn’t family members of firefighters, police and other first responder die as well?
Obviously Mayor Bloomberg has forgotten … Don’t you America … Do not ever forget to have room for the heroes of September 11, 2001.