Sheriff 'Not Convinced' Loughner Acted Alone

Also said the suspect has a criminal record

By Kate Seamons,  Newser Staff

Posted Jan 8, 2011 7:52 PM CST

(Newser) – Though it was initially reported that Jared Lee Loughner told officials he acted alone in today's shootings, one sheriff isn't so sure: In a press conference tonight, Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik said he was "not convinced" that the suspect acted alone. He declined to say why, but did add that Loughner had a criminal record and mental issues, reports the Arizona Republic. The New York Times reports that officials are looking for a second suspect. Click for more on Jared Lee Loughner, who reportedly posted "goodbye" on MySpace this morning.

This March 2010 photo shows a man identified as Jared L. Loughner at the 2010 Tucson Festival of Books in Tucson, Ariz.
This March 2010 photo shows a man identified as Jared L. Loughner at the 2010 Tucson Festival of Books in Tucson, Ariz.   (AP Photo/Arizona Daily Star, Mamta Popat)
The Arizona Daily Star, a festival sponsor, confirmed from their records that the subject's address matches one under investigation by police.
The Arizona Daily Star, a festival sponsor, confirmed from their records that the subject's address matches one under investigation by police.   (AP Photo/Arizona Daily Star, Mamta Popat)
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