Maryland mall shooter identified by police
The gunman in Saturday’s deadly shooting at the Mall of Columbia has been identified as a 19-year-old who lived in College Park, Md.
— Howard County Police (@HCPDNews) January 26, 2014
The shooter, Darion Marcus Aguilar, used a 12-gauge shotgun to kill 21-year-old Brianna Benlolo, of College Park, Md., and 25-year-old Tyler Johnson of Ellicott City, Md., before turning the gun on himself.
Aguilar was carrying extra ammunition and a backpack containing crude homemade explosives, the Associated Press reported, which initially slowed efforts by the police to identify him.
Both victims were employees at a skateboard shop at the mall called Zumiez.
Police are still trying to determine if Aguilar knew the victims.