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Video: Louisiana Theater Gunman Planned Escape But Committed Suicide When Police Arrived

July 24, 2015  | 

VIDEO: Louisiana Theater Gunman Planned Escape But Committed Suicide When Police Arrived

The gunman who fired into a crowd of moviegoers in Louisiana last night — killing two people — is described as a drifter from Alabama, 59-year-old John Houser.

Police say he tried to escape by blending into the crowd that was fleeing, but he turned back when he saw police heading inside from the parking lot. Officers followed him back into the theater, where they heard a single gunshot and found him dead. Police said Friday that Houser fired a handgun 13 times inside the theater, killing two people and wounding at least nine others before fatally shooting himself, WRIC TV reports.

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jon Retired LEO @ 7/25/2015 2:49 PM

Very sorry for the lives lost and the people injured. Sounds like poetic justice on this one also. He evidently did not even want to commit suicide by cop. What a sorry piece of garbage. At least he is dead.

Ima Leprechaun @ 7/29/2015 3:39 AM

With the very loose gun laws in Louisiana it is doubtful he would ever have been prosecuted. You can do just about anything you want in Louisiana where the gun is King.

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