Columbia Mall Shooter ID’d as Darion Marcus Aguilar

Columbia Mall Shooter ID'd as

Columbia Mall Shooter ID’d as

COLUMBIA MALL SHOOTING:  The Maryland mall shooting suspect has been identified as Darion Marcus Aguilar. Young mom Brianna Benlolo and Tyler Johnson were both killed in the shooting. They were employees of skate clothing store Zumiez.

Police are unable to verify the connection between Darion Marcus Aguilar and any of the victims. He was a resident of College Park. He was dropped off at the mall around 10:15 and the reports of a shooting came an hour later. He reportedly had limited movement in the mall. There were six to eight shots fired.

The weapon Darion Marcus Agilar used in the shooting was a Mossberg 12-gauge shotgun, that was purchased in Montgomery in December. A search warrant was issued and the police retrieved more ammunition from his College Park home. They also found crude explosive devices in his backpack, which they rendered safe.

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Janet Shan is a freelance journalist and managing editor of the Hinterland Gazette, who is working on her first novel, a mystery based in the hills on Montego Bay.
  • valhallaarwen

    why can’t I find a photo of this guy?

    • Doug

      If he was a white Christian that voted for Romney you would have no trouble finding a picture.

      • valhallaarwen

        There have been cases where the media has not shown the perp when he is a white male, Christian or not until a day or so later. Please don’t act like white males don’t commit crimes at all. In most cases, with the exception of this one, in fact, most of the current arrest for mass shootings have been white males if I am correct. So please do not make it seem like they hid this because he is black when it has been mainly white guys who have done this.

        • Doug

          1. You can’t point to a single time a white Christian man was not shown after committing a violent crime.
          2. No one said white Christian men don’t commit crimes.
          3. This was not a mass shooting.

          • valhallaarwen

            John List. He hid it well. He was a Christian who killed his whole family in 1971. Well the media act so surprised when Christians commit crime. True, it was not a mass shooting, but it could have been.

          • Doug

            Your reading comprehension is impaired.