Navy Yard shooter identified as civilian contractor Aaron Alexis, 34, officials say - @PeteWilliamsNBC—
NBC News (@NBCNews) September 16, 2013
After initially erroneously naming the dead alleged Navy Yard shooter, media are now identifying him as Aaron Alexis, a 34-year-old man from Fort Worth, Texas:
Alexis evidently has a criminal record:
This mugshot photo is currently circulating online:
But as yet there is no confirmation that the man in the photo is in fact the alleged shooter.
We will continue to monitor this story and update with any developments.
NBC 4 in Washington believes the man in the mugshot and the shooter are one and the same:
NBC 4 now also showing the mug shot.—
RB (@RBPundit) September 16, 2013
Another purported photo of Aaron Alexis:
Fox’s D.C. affiliate has also posted the mugshot photo:
More information about Alexis:
Navy's Rear Adm. John Kirby confirms Aaron Alexis was the shooting suspect. A Navy aviation electrician's mate; served 5/07-1/11.—
Spencer Ackerman (@attackerman) September 16, 2013
A. Alexis enlisted @USNavy just before 28th birthday; hung out w/ Buddhists; shot up neighbor's apt; discharged 2011. washingtonpost.com/politics/aaron…—
Craig Whitlock (@CraigMWhitlock) September 16, 2013
The FBI is now running the mugshot as well:
Verification that the man in the photo is shooting suspect Aaron Alexis.
Editor’s note: The title has been changed to reflect the FBI’s confirmation of the mugshot.
For anyone curious:
Aaron Alexis appears to have not declared a party affiliation when he registered to vote.—
(@jasoncherkis) September 16, 2013
Alexis was reportedly arrested in Seattle in 2004:
From the Seattle PD Blotter:
Aaron Alexis, the man identified by Washington D.C. police as a suspect in this morning’s tragic attack on a US Navy Yard, was previously arrested by Seattle police in 2004 for shooting out the tires of another man’s vehicle in what Alexis later described to detectives as an anger-fueled “blackout.”
The Fort Worth PD has also released a statement from the Tarrant County D.A.’s office:
Here is Eric Holder’s statement:
Breaking: Shooting at Washington Navy Yard; Injuries reported [pics, on-scene reports]; Update: One injury confirmed, officer down? Update: Multiple fatalities reported; Update: Multiple shooters?; Update: Report: Deceased alleged shooter was former Navy official