El Paso Shooting Suspect Indicted On Capital Murder Charge

Evarado Alatorre
Setiembre 13, 2019

"Chris grabbed - listen to this - soda bottles and anything else in front of him, and began hurling them at the gunman, distracting him from the other shoppers", Trump said during a ceremony to celebrate several heroes who acted in two recent mass shootings.

The account he gave to CNN was "inaccurate", El Paso police said in a statement. Surveillance video of the massacre showed Grant in "an act of self-preservation, nothing more, nothing less", police said in a statement on Wednesday. "We saw his actions ... and it's not like he described".

The White House never checked out Grant's story with El Paso police, Carillo told the Washington Examiner.

Grant went to the White House for the ceremony on Monday, but the Secret Service detained him on an open arrest warrant as a "fugitive from justice", KVIA reports. A police spokeswoman confirmed to ABC News that Grant was the man in question.

Grant's sister Jenny posted about the event at the White House on Facebook, writing: 'POTUS requested the presence of my brother at the The Medal of Valor and Certificate of Commendation presentation yesterday.

"I saw him popping people off", Grant said. "To deter him, I started just chucking bottles". I just started throwing random bottles at him.

'And I'm not a baseball player, so one went this way, one went that way.

El Paso County District Attorney Jaime Esparza announced the capital murder charge, the "highest" in the state of Texas, in a press release on Thursday.

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"It was the most awesome, once in a lifetime experience I have ever had", she said. Grant was shot twice during the attack and spent two days in an induced coma.

Texas Gov. Greg Abbott acknowledged weeks after the attack that "mistakes were made" when he sent a fundraising mailer encouraging supporters to "take matters into our own hands" and "DEFEND" Texas.

A survivor of the El Paso mass shooting was detained by the Secret Service in Washington, D.C. last week, right before he was about to receive an honor from Trump.

This undated file picture provided by the Federal Bureau of Investigation shows Patrick Crusius, who has been indicted by a grand jury for multiple killings at an El Paso shopping area on August 3.

"Nobody bothered to check with us", Carrillo told the Examiner.

El Paso police have reviewed video surveillance, which they say contradicts Grant's story.

"[His actions] were basically human instincts, survival instincts but they were not heroic or as he described", police spokesman Enrique Carillo told the network. "The video evidence of the scene does not support Mr. Grant's assertions".

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