Crime
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West Texas shooter had ‘long spiral down’

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 9/02/19, 04:17 pm

UPDATE: A West Texas gunman lost his job and called the police and FBI before going on a shooting spree on Saturday. The shooter, Seth Aaron Ator, “was on a long spiral down” before the killings, FBI special agent Christopher Combs said on Monday. Ator’s former employer, Journey Oilfield Services, also called 911 after firing him on Saturday, but Ator left before police showed up. He made rambling statements to the police on the phone, Combs said, and lived in a “strange residence” that reflected a troubled mental state.

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Associated Press/Dustin Fawcett

West Texas shooting spree claims lives

by Lynde Langdon
Posted 8/31/19, 08:13 pm

A gunman killed five people and injured many more Saturday afternoon in the West Texas cities of Midland and Odessa. The suspect reportedly hijacked a U.S. Postal Service vehicle and fired at people randomly before police caught up with him at a movie theater in Odessa, where they shot and killed him. Odessa Police Chief Michael Gerke said at least 21 people sustained injuries in the shooting.

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Police thwart would-be college shooter

by Harvest Prude
Posted 8/29/19, 11:52 am

Classmates of High Point University freshman Paul Steber, 19, reported him for having firearms on campus. When school security officials investigated, they discovered a shotgun and a handgun in his possession. High Point, N.C., police officers arrested Steber on Tuesday and charged him with two felony counts of having weapons on campus and making threats of violence.

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