FREE e-Newsletter
Important News - Hot Topics
Get them Now!

The Law Officer's Pocket Manual - Bloomberg BNA
This handy 4" x 6" spiral-bound manual offers examples showing how rules are...

Top News

LAX Shooter Identified

November 01, 2013  | 

Federal authorities identified the suspected gunman in today's shooting at Los Angeles International Airport as Paul Ciancia, 23, a Los Angeles resident, Fox News reports. A TSA agent was shot and killed with an assault rifle and six were wounded. The agent is the first from the TSA to be killed in the line of duty.

A bag the suspect left at a security checkpoint contained a note railing against the TSA in particular and the government in general. KTLA reports that the suspect's family worried he was suicidal and contacted the LAPD. Officers followed up with the man's roommates, but they said they had last seen him on Thursday and he seemed fine.

KTLA also reported that a recent policy change at LAX moved armed officers from permanent posts at security checkpoints to instead roam the airport, which might have been a factor in the gunman attacking there.

Related:

Shooter in LAX Airport Shooting was Ticketed Passenger

Video: LAX Camera Captures Passengers Fleeing After Shooting


Be the first to comment on this story





POLICE Magazine does not tolerate comments that include profanity, personal attacks or antisocial behavior (such as "spamming" or "trolling"). This and other inappropriate content or material will be removed. We reserve the right to block any user who violates this, including removing all content posted by that user.

Other Recent News

Off-Duty New York Officer Shot, Wounded in Love Triangle Gone Wrong
Authorities say the wounded officer is the dead woman’s boyfriend and the dead man is her...
Virginia Deputies, Officers Make Surprise Visit to Boy's Birthday Party
Deputies with the Isle of Wight County (VA) Sheriff's Office and the Windsor (VA) Police...
Massachusetts Man Advertised for Cop Killers on Craigslist, Police Say
"I want to see people killing cops and Uber drivers in and around Cambridge and Somerville...
Fallen Kansas Deputy's Partner Posts on Facebook the Harrowing Story of Shooting
The patrol partner of Deputy Robert Kunze—a 12-year veteran of the Sedgwick County (KS)...
Tony Danza, Josh Groban to Star in New "Family Friendly" Netflix Police Procedural
According to a Netflix press release, "this 'odd couple' become unofficial partners as...

Police Magazine