The 33-year-old shooter, a neo-Nazi sympathizer with an AR-15 style-assault weapon, was killed by a police officer who happened to be at the Allen shopping center, authorities said
Texas mall shooting suspect Mauricio Garcia interacted with neo-Nazi and white supremacist content online, two senior law enforcement officials said.
One of the officials said Garcia, 33, posted such content himself. The other official said that the suspect consumed such rhetoric online and had several social media accounts and that authorities found him with a patch with a right-wing acronym on his chest.
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