For the first time, the FBI released several photos and videos of the 2011 Tucson shooting. Take a look at some of the crime scene photos below.
The FBI released hundreds of photos and videos of its investigation of the January 8, 2011 shooting in Tucson, Arizona. The shooting left six people dead and 13 injured, including former U.S. Rep. Gabby Giffords.
Jared Lee Loughner opened fire, wounding 14, including Giffords as well as the person who attempted to subdue him, and killing six others. He took a plea deal to avoid the death penalty. Currently, he is serving seven consecutive life terms, and 140 years in prison without parole. He was sentenced in November 2012.
Before releasing the content, the FBI got in touch with families of the victims for approval. Most of the photos uploaded on Wednesday (April 4) show all the belongings that were left behind at the crime scene, including clothing, jewelry, and cell phones.
Footage and Recovered Items from the Shooting in Tucson, Arizona
1. Morgan A. Taylor Knife
2. Pistol, Knife, and Ammunition
3. Protein Bar and Ear Plugs
4. Police Arresting Jared Lee Loughner
5. Boxes of Pistol Ammunition and a Backpack Were Found at the Scene
6. Officials Restraining Loughner
A surveillance video taken from inside the store minutes before the shooting was uploaded to the FBI’s website. The footage shows Jared Lee Loughner wearing a hoodie and waiting in line to buy a bottle of water.
Reportedly, for almost 12 minutes, Loughner was roaming around the store before making his purchase.
In the video, he seems to be signing the message, “I’m sorry, thank you,” followed by something indiscernible before checking out. Some believe that he was signing a name. After Loughner collected his change, he walked out of the store, and shots were fired a minute later.
7. Several Boxes of 9mm Ammunition Were Recovered
8. Glock 19 Gen4 9×19 Found at the Scene
9. Gun Lock Safety Instructions with Loughner’s Writing
On the gun safety instruction manual, Loughner wrote: “Hold onto this B*tch!!!”
10. More of Jared Lee Loughner’s Handwriting in Blue Ink
Here, he wrote: ““You have a piece of a historic Gun [sic],” with an added expletive.
11. Further Evidence of Loughner’s Handwriting
The first sentence in this photo reads: “I thought about your future.” The second, “History in the f*cking makin! [sic]”