FBI Releases Video and Photos from the Tucson 2011 Shooting, Which Includes Shooter’s Message

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

Knife Recovered Following the Shooting in Tucson

Photo: FBI-The Vault

2. Pistol, Knife, and Ammunition

Pistol, Knife and Other Ammunition Were Also Recovered

Photo: FBI-The Vault

3. Protein Bar and Ear Plugs

Protein Bar and a Pack of Ear Plugs were Recovered

Photo: FBI-The Vault

4. Police Arresting Jared Lee Loughner

Police Officials Arresting Jared Lee Loughner

Photo: FBI-The Vault

5. Boxes of Pistol Ammunition and a Backpack Were Found at the Scene

Boxes of Pistol Ammunition and a Backpack Were Found

Photo: FBI-The Vault

6. Officials Restraining Loughner

Officials restraining Jared Lee Loughner

Photo: FBI-The Vault

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

Boxes of 9mm Pistol Ammunition Were Recovered

Photo: FBI-The Vault

8. Glock 19 Gen4 9×19 Found at the Scene

GLOCK 19 Gen4 9x19 Was Found

Photo: FBI-The Vault

9. Gun Lock Safety Instructions with Loughner’s Writing

Gun Lock Safety Instructions With Loughner’s Writing

Photo: FBI-The Vault

On the gun safety instruction manual, Loughner wrote: “Hold onto this B*tch!!!”

10. More of Jared Lee Loughner’s Handwriting in Blue Ink

Jared Lee Loughner’s Writings in Blue Ink

Photo: FBI-The Vault

Here, he wrote: ““You have a piece of a historic Gun [sic],” with an added expletive.

11. Further Evidence of Loughner’s Handwriting

Evidence Of Loughner’s Writing

Photo: FBI-The Vault

The first sentence in this photo reads: “I thought about your future.” The second, “History in the f*cking makin! [sic]”


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