ALLEN, Texas – A new report has just surfaced that claims the mother of the alleged El Paso Walmart shooter called the police about her concerns over her son owning an AK-47 style rifle.
According to the New York Post, she wasn’t worried that 21-year-old Patrick Crusius posed a danger to himself or to others, but was reportedly concerned that he owned the gun because of his age and the fact that he had virtually no experience or training for handling such a firearm. So she called her town’s department.
But the police say they have no record of the call.
Sgt. Jon Felty, Allen police spokesperson, said he couldn’t confirm that it had taken place.
“I have nothing in the database to support this claim,” he told USA TODAY Thursday.
Attorneys Chris Ayres and R. Jack Ayres say that the call was made to Allen, Texas police just weeks before the horrific massacre that claimed the lives of 22 innocent people.
Here are some details that were provided about that alleged call to authorities.
Crusius’s mother called and provided her concerns to an Allen public safety officer a few weeks prior to the shooting. During the call, she did not provide police with her name or her son’s name. She reportedly provided the information about her concerns regarding his age and experience level, and the public safety officer reportedly informed her that her son, being 21, was legally allowed to own the weapon.
Though it is unconfirmed, reports speculated that the rifle she had called about was the same weapon used in the attack.
Patrick Crusius has been identified as the 21-year-old suspect in the shooting at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, that left at least 18 people dead. Crusius is from Dallas: https://t.co/XVEKPEZ8tL #breaking pic.twitter.com/kTylIhCqYn
— Heavy.com (@HeavySan) August 3, 2019
Allen Police say they have had a total of three interactions with the Crusius family.
The “entirety of our dealings with Mr. Crusius” consisted of three incidents, a false burglar alarm, a time when Crusius ran away from home but returned after 30 minutes and once when he was a passenger in a bus that had a minor accident, the cops said.
The family attorneys said that the call placed to Allen police was strictly “informational” as Patrick Crusius “was not a volatile, explosive, erratic behaving kid.”
“It’s not like alarm bells were going off,” said Attorney Chris Ayres.
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Investigators said that a ‘manifesto’ was posted to the Internet just minutes before Crusius allegedly carried out his horrific plot.
The manifesto is informative, but limited due to the shooter determining within a month’s time that he would initiate his attack. The basis for the attack was allegedly what Crusius identified as the Hispanic invasion of Texas.
The greatest influence on the perspective of the shooter was due to his reading of ‘The Great Replacement’.
This is the manifesto of Brenton Tarrant, the New Zealand Mosque Shooter.
BREAKING: Alleged manifesto of shooter in #ElPaso #Texas, who left 15-20 causalities, states his attack was a response to “ #Hispanic invasion of Texas” and cites #Christchurch shooter Brenton Tarrant as is inspiration. No confirmation yet pic.twitter.com/pK3KKEWzBM
— Rita Katz (@Rita_Katz) August 3, 2019
Tarrant was a white extremist who viewed people of color as a threat because they are supposedly overtaking the world.
The like-minds of Tarrant and the El Paso shooter resulted in the men considering themselves victims of people of color and both responded in an effort to offset the perceived ongoing victimization. In reality, neither of them was victimized by the ever-changing world, yet both believe they were justified in the taking of innocent lives, and for this reason – they would not be stopped.
The manifesto indicates the first Democratic debate tipped the scales, which the shooter said required him to act out.
Crusius referenced the presidential candidates’ intent to use open borders, free healthcare for undocumented migrants, citizenship and more to enact a political coup by importing and then legalizing millions of new voters. The shooter’s sense of victimization created a belief eventually his vote would be worthless in Texas.
Prosecutors announced that they will be seeking the death penalty against Crusius, who is facing charges of capital murder.