Who is Aaron Alexis?
Later in the afternoon, we learned that the suspected shooter, since deceased, was Aaron Alexis. Jacqueline Armendariz from The McAllen Monitor said, “So, the last known residence of the dead alleged #Navy yard shooter is Fort Worth,#Texas. FBI looking for more info.” Morgan Little at the LA Times said, “The FBI's report on Aaron Alexis so far, with other reports on his past emerging.”
Then we found out that Aaron Alexis was 34. David Wessel from the Wall Street Journal wrote, “WashPost: NavyYard shooter, discharged for misconduct, later got security clearance and access as contractor.” Nick Fox at the New York Times added, “Navy base shooter was discharged after arrest in a shooting incident and later hired by a government subcontractor.” Julia Dahl with CBS News had another quote: "I would not have been surprised to hear he had committed suicide. But I didn’t think he could commit murder.’” Rachel Weiner at the Washington Post quoted this fact about him: “In Fort Worth, Alexis visited a Buddhist temple to meditate, and also helped out at the temple.’’ Evan S. Benn from Esquire called the report: “Comprehensive.” Monika Bauerlein from Mother Jones agreed, saying, “This is why newsrooms. MT @themarkberman: Suspect. Scene. Updates.’”
From Seattle, we hear that the Suspect In Navy Yard Attack Previously Arrested In Seattle For “Anger-Fueled” Shooting. Kevin McCarty with KIRO 7 Seattle said, “Aaron Alexis' '04 arrest for Malicious Mischief in Seattle.” Morgan Little at the LA Times said, “Alexis reportedly "an active participant in rescue attempts on September 11th, 2001.’” Dave Weigel from Slate quoted the story: "Alexis’ father... told police Alexis had anger management problems associated with PTSD.”
If you’re still curious into what the poster looked like, the FBI Press Office tweeted it with the following: “#NavyYardShooting Seeking Info Poster: 1.usa.gov/14WFPZg 800-CALL-FBI or tips.fbi.gov @FBIWFO.” Julie Carey with NBC Washington, D.C. wrote, “JUST IN: FBI puts out ‘seeking information’ poster of Navy Yard gunman Aaron Alexis.”