Houston Gunman Planned Bigger Attack: Report
Carnell Moore apparently changed his mind
By Matt Cantor, Newser User
Posted May 3, 2013 2:18 AM CDT
Updated May 3, 2013 5:17 AM CDT
Airport security members divert traffic around the Marriott before getting to Terminal B at Bush Intercontinental Airport on Thursday, May 2, 2013 in Houston.   (AP Photo/Houston Chronicle, Karen Warren)

(Newser) – The gunman who was killed—possibly by his own hand—at a Houston airport yesterday left a number of chilling posts on Facebook the day before, prompting CBS News to suggest he was planning a mass shooting. But a note he was carrying, discovered after he was shot, said he'd opted to drop a larger plot and kill himself, KHOU reports; the note cited a "monster within." Suspect Carnell Moore, 29, entered Bush Intercontinental Airport's Terminal B yesterday, where he sat down and shot two rounds at the ceiling with a pistol, CBS reports.

That's when a Homeland Security special agent told him to drop his gun. Moore didn't, says a Homeland Security spokesman, per the Houston Chronicle. He turned to face the agent, who shot Moore just as he was shooting himself, CBS notes. A suitcase next to him held a loaded AR15 assault rifle; his car contained more ammunition. Among his earlier Facebook posts was one on Wednesday: "I recently had the chance of staring death in the face, and she was beautiful." Later that night, he wrote, "This Life Will Crash Tomorrow!"

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BCS
May 3, 2013 1:05 PM CDT
"Houston Gunman Planned Bigger Attack: Report" Good thing there was someone their to meet him with an armed response.
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May 3, 2013 7:45 AM CDT
I find it appalling that the majority percentage of the Newser readers find this article HILARIOUS. I wonder if this breaking news would still tickle their funny bone if they were standing next to some other nut in a public building with a loaded weapon? I think they would be searching for a clean diaper. My point is that a Hilarious response to a very serious article is not funny.
peatro6996
May 3, 2013 7:07 AM CDT
Easter island sounds wonderful : Completely barren of all Socialism Tree less , Nearly lifeless such as the lifeless humanity off the liberal progressive socialist life forms which declare they are Americans an love their Country. O how I wish this Nation was devoid of them an their Lies. For the Love not even them selves. Quite honestly When the second Civil war begins Let it begin with cleansing from the top down. Then we can begin a new with a nation founded once again with we the people whom are willing to live by live free or die.