2011 Tucson shooting
Crime scene outside the Safeway
Location of the shooting
|Location||Casas Adobes, Arizona (part of Tucson metro area)|
|Date||January 8, 2011
10:10 am MST (UTC-07:00)
|Target||US Representative Gabrielle Giffords|
|Mass murder, assassination, murder attempt|
|Weapons||9mm Glock model 19 pistol|
|14 (including the perpetrator)|
|Perpetrator||Jared Lee Loughner|
Giffords was shot through the head from a very short distance. Her condition was said to be very bad just after the shooting. The six killed included John Roll, a chief judge for the District of Arizona.
22 year old schizophrenic Jared Lee Loughner was arrested at the scene with five charges filed against him. Loughner pleaded guilty to 19 crimes. He never gave a reason for the shooting. In November 2012 was sentenced to life in prison.
References[change | change source]
- "Criminal Complaint Against Jared Lee Loughner". The New York Times. http://documents.nytimes.com/criminal-complaint-against-jared-lee-loughner.
- Ball, James (8). "Jared Lee Loughner sentenced to life in prison". Washington Post. https://www.washingtonpost.com/world/national-security/gabrielle-giffords-confronts-shooter-jared-lee-loughner-in-court/2012/11/08/09968fe2-29c7-11e2-b4e0-346287b7e56c_story.html. Retrieved 21 May 2014.