While Odessa, TX Police Chief 迈克尔·格尔克 refused to release the name of the suspect who allegedly 造成7人死亡，22人受伤 in a spree shooting because he didn’t want him to get notoriety, law enforcement officials have told the 华盛顿邮报, Cnn and other media outlets that he is 36-year-old 赛斯·亚伦·阿托. The City of Odessa’s spokeswoman later confirmed the ID in an email to the 米德兰记者-电报. Police say a state trooper pulled the suspect over during a traffic stop outside Midland, TX on the afternoon of Aug. 31 when he allegedly shot the officer. He then drove west to Odessa where he allegedly 拍摄更多的人 at random before being killed by police in a shootout. Here are five things to know about Seth Ator.
According to his Linkedin profile, he was a truck driver for a living, based out of Midland, TX. The 纽约时报 reported that he had just been fired from his job a few hours before the shooting spree took place.
3. Seth 据称未能通过联邦背景调查。
维罗妮卡·阿朗佐 told CNN that she called the authorities on Seth last month after he allegedly came to her house with a large rifle and screamed at her for leaving trash in a nearby dumpster. She told the outlet that they never responded because Seth’s “property does not show up on GPS and is difficult to find.” The property is in a rural community about 15 miles from the movie theater where the suspect was killed. She added that Seth’s home had no running water or electricity.