Cops ID Maryland Mall Shooter
He is 19-year-old Darion Marcus Aguilar
By Polly Davis Doig, Newser Staff
Posted Jan 26, 2014 9:09 AM CST
Restaurant general manager Heather Saffield, watches though the glass door from her restaurant at The Mall in Columbia Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014, in Columbia, Md.   (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

(Newser) – The shooter who killed two workers in a Maryland mall yesterday has been identified as 19-year-old Darion Marcus Aguilar from College Park, police said today. Aguilar apparently arrived at the mall via taxi about an hour before the shooting; police still have no motive and aren't certain whether Aguilar knew his victims, reports the AP. "This should not happen at the Columbia Mall," said Howard County Police Chief Bill McMahon today, as per CNN. "This shouldn't happen anywhere."

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Jan 27, 2014 5:40 AM CST
1. The police can't be there. If they were, by chance, they may wound these wackos and then the citizens' taxes would support them for the rest of their lives. 2. The bad news is there will always be a few wackos in a population of 250+ million people. The good news, in the aftermath, is that many of these idiot shooters improve the gene pool by taking themselves out of it. 3. Note that they prey on schools, shopping centers, etc. Why? Those are low-risk, "target-rich" locations. The press should also report the scores of cases each month where a homeowner, shop clerk or citizen with either access to, or carrying a gun either scares away, wounds or improves the gene pool by removing a would-be attacker from it. But alas, censorship prevails.
Jan 27, 2014 5:22 AM CST
1. Take all guns away and all citizens will be helpless, hopeless and defenseless. 2. Take guns away and homemade bombs can take out dozens at a time!
Jan 26, 2014 1:20 PM CST
Shooter is black, see photo at heavy dot com