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FBI investigates 3 homes where El Paso shooting suspect had stayed after capital murder charge


FBI investigate 3 homes where El Paso shooting suspect had stayed after capital murder charge

By Nicole Darrah | Fox News

FBI agents executed several search warrants at three homes in the Dallas-Fort Worth area in Texas on Sunday where the suspected gunman in the El Paso Walmart massacre had stayed.

One of the locations was reportedly the home of Patrick Crusius’ grandparents in Allen, Texas, where authorities shut down streets following the shooting.

In a news conference on Sunday afternoon, FBI Special Agent Jeanette Harper said forensic processing had begun on the evidence taken from the homes. She did not disclose what was found or confiscated , saying the investigation is ongoing.

She added that interviews were being conducted in Dallas and San Antonio, adding that Crusius has no contacts in El Paso. Harper said at this point there is "no credible intelligence" that Crusius is "part of a group."

Another FBI spokeswoman declined to give the Associated Press more details on the other locations where search warrants were executed.

Meanwhile, authorities have said the massacre that left at least 20 people dead and wounded more than two dozen is being investigated as a domestic terrorism case. Officials are also looking into whether hate crime charges against Crusius, who has also been charged with capital murder, are appropriate.

Read more: https://www.foxnews.com/us/el-paso-shooting-suspect-capital-murder-domestic-terrorism