Latest El Paso, Texas, mass shooting News

Walmart where man killed 22 reopens amid increased security

Nov. 14, 2019 7:32 PM EST

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — About 50 shoppers lined up early Thursday ahead of the reopening of a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, that had been closed since August, when a gunman police say was targeting Mexicans opened fire in the store and killed 22 people. On the day of the attack, Walmart didn’t have a...

The Latest: Walmart where mass shooting occurred reopens

Nov. 14, 2019 12:56 PM EST

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the reopening of a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, where a gunman killed 22 people (all times local): 9:20 a.m. Customers have returned to a Walmart in Texas that had been closed since a gunman fatally shot 22 people there in August. About 50 shoppers lined up early Thursday...

Walmart hires off-duty officers ahead of El Paso reopening

Nov. 14, 2019 12:03 AM EST

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Walmart has quietly hired off-duty officers at its stores in El Paso, Texas, where a gunman police say targeted Mexicans opened fire in a store in August and killed 22 people. Walmart plans Thursday to reopen the store where the attack happened and amid ongoing lawsuits over safety....

LA's Gómez elected 1st Hispanic to lead US Catholic bishops

Nov. 12, 2019 3:28 PM EST

BALTIMORE (AP) — Archbishop José Gómez of Los Angeles, an immigrant from Mexico, pledged to push for a more welcoming immigration system after winning election Tuesday as the first Hispanic to head the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops. "I'm humbled by your support," said Gómez, whose...

Armed man at Missouri Walmart pleads guilty to lesser charge

Nov. 1, 2019 2:48 PM EDT

SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (AP) — A man who caused panic at a Missouri Walmart when he walked inside wearing body armor and carrying loaded weapons in what he described as an effort to test his right to bear arms pleaded guilty to making a false report Friday after initially being charged with a more serious...

Texas officials testify to lawmakers about mass violence

Oct. 30, 2019 6:58 PM EDT

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — State officials and experts testified Wednesday before a Texas legislative committee evaluating issues related to mass violence in the wake of two August shootings that left nearly 30 people dead in the state. The Senate Select Committee on Mass Violence Prevention and Community Safety...

El Paso mass shooting suspect pleads not guilty in 22 deaths

Oct. 10, 2019 7:36 PM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The 21-year-old man charged with capital murder in the fatal shooting of 22 people at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas, pleaded not guilty Thursday during a brief initial hearing. Police have said Patrick Crusius of Dallas confessed to the Aug. 3 mass shooting and that he targeted...

The Latest: Crusius defense team appeals for open minds

Oct. 10, 2019 7:21 PM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — The Latest on the prosecution of a man accused of fatally shooting 22 people in an attack at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas (all times local): 4:50 p.m. Attorneys for the man charged with capital murder in the mass shootings at an El Paso Walmart store appealed to the public to keep an...

ICE, sheriff say immigration ruling threatens public safety

Oct. 10, 2019 5:24 PM EDT

WASHINGTON (AP) — The acting director of U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement on Thursday criticized a judge's ruling barring his agency from relying solely on databases that have at times led to the wrongful detention of American citizens. Speaking Thursday at the White House, Matthew Albence called...

2 wounded in El Paso Walmart attack remain hospitalized

Oct. 5, 2019 10:55 AM EDT

EL PASO, Texas (AP) — Two adults who were wounded in an Aug. 3 shooting at an El Paso Walmart that killed 22 people remain hospitalized. The El Paso Times reports that Mario De Alba, from Chihuahua, Mexico, is receiving treatment at University Medical Center of El Paso and that an unknown patient remains...