Update: The FBI confirmed Monday afternoon that Aaron Alexis is the suspect in Monday’s massacre at the Navy Yard in Washington D.C. Alexis died at the scene. The following is an image of Alexis released by the FBI.
The confirmation comes after multiple news organizations reported that Alexis is the 34-year-old suspected deceased gunman.
Reuters cited three federal law enforcement sources in reporting Alexis’ name. NBC News cited officials saying Alexis is from Fort Worth, Texas and is a civilian contractor. USA Today and CBS News also reported that Alexis is the suspect in the shooting.
The website JustMugShots.com lists a mugshot for a Fort Worth, Texas man named Aaron Alexis who fits the description of the suspect. The mugshot is for a 2010 gun charge.
A man named Aaron Alexis was arrested in September 2010 for illegally discharging a firearm, according to the website. That website lists Alexis’ age in 2010 as 31 — meaning he would be 34 today.
Early reports after the Navy Yard shooting the said the suspect was a bald black man, which matches the mug shot from a 2010 arrest for a firearm charge.
Here is a screenshot from JustMugShots.com:
In a video posted by the Star Telegram, two citizens of Alexis’s hometown recall their encounter with him while he was a waiter at a local Thai restaurant:
On Monday evening, the Navy released information about Alexis, who enlisted in the Navy on May 5, 2007.
New York City is listed as his home of record. He achieved the rank of Aviation Electrician’s Mate 3rd Class, reporting for duty in Texas and in Illinois. He was awarded the National Defense Service Medal and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.
Here is the fact sheet on Alexis:
Watch two Star Telegram staffers talk about their experience with Alexis when he was their waiter at a small Thai restaurant in Fort Worth, Texas.