The Los Angeles Times has named Enrique Marquez Jr. — a neighborhood  friend of  terrorist Syed Farook — as the buyer of the two semi-automatic rifles used in last week’s attack on the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, Calif.:

An excerpt:

FBI agents raided a Riverside home belonging to a friend of San Bernardino shooter Syed Rizwan Farook as they try to determine whether the man purchased two of the semiautomatic rifles used in the massacre, according to a law enforcement source.

The source, who asked to remain anonymous because the case is ongoing, said officials have been trying to talk to the man to see what he knows. It’s far from clear whether the man had anything to do with the violence or even knew what Farook did with the guns, the source added. A second source said the guns were purchased three years ago.

The person the FBI is seeking to interview is Enrique Marquez Jr., a source said.

Farook, his parents and siblings lived on Tomlinson Avenue for several years before moving out a few months ago. Marquez lived next door.

According to his step-father,  the family has not “heard from Marquez since Wednesday afternoon.”

However, additional reporting suggests Marquez may have checked himself into a mental hospital:

From the AP:

The FBI would not say what it was looking for, but a neighbor said an old friend of Farook’s lives there. More than three years ago, that person bought the two assault rifles later used in the shooting, but authorities haven’t been able to talk to him because he checked himself into a mental hospital after the attack, said a law enforcement official who was not allowed to discuss the investigation and spoke on condition of anonymity.

Alleged photos of Marquez from the Daily Mail:

The face of terror?


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