FBI agents are searching a shack connected to the shooter
Members of the FBI Evidence Response Team Unit are walking in and out of a small shack here in West Odessa, carrying out bags of what appear to be evidence collected from a scene connected to the shooter.
I don’t know if it is standard in this specific area for the Federal Government to get involved immediately in what is a local, at most a state jurisdictional case. How is this FBI jurisdiction, and why are they gaining entry to this man’s property? Where was the local Sheriff or State Police?
The property — a small tan structure made of metal — has had its door busted through, and authorities have taped off the area around it.
A law enforcement official told CNN earlier that the FBI was executing a search warrant at a property here believed to be connected to the shooter.
The property is off a dirt road in a rural community about 15 miles west of the movie theater where the gunman was taken down after the Saturday shooting spree.
Police still don't have a motive for the shootings, source says
A law enforcement official tells CNN authorities have not yet been unable to identify a motive in the Midland-Odessa shootings.
The source noted their investigation continues to try to determine what triggered the shootings.
What we do know is that this began with a motor vehicle stop allegedly. I have been searching for warrants and records - I will update when I find something.
The official indicated authorities expect to execute additional search warrants associated with the shooter.
Odessa shooter's neighbor says he threatened her with a rifle
A neighbor of the west Texas shooter says the 36-year-old came up to her house last month with a big rifle and yelled at her for leaving trash in a nearby dumpster.
Harassing someone while brandishing a rifle - a fine line when it comes to legality if he never threatened her, or pointed it at her, this is of course an issue, but honestly for Texas not completely crazy.
Veronica Alonzo also described how her neighbor would frequently shoot out of a structure on top of his house at night into his yard, often going to retrieve dead animals afterwards.
The indiscriminate killing of animals that are not pests is a sign of a demented mind. Most serial killers begin early with torturing and killing or just killing animals for no apparent reason to anyone else.