The alleged gunman in the El Paso shooting, Patrick Crusius, has been indicted for capital murder by a grand jury in Texas.
According to authorities, the 21 year-old Crusius allegedly cased a Walmart located near the U.S.-Mexico border to size up the clientele prior to carrying out the attack that killed 22 people and injured dozens more on Aug. 3. Crusius allegedly told investigators following his arrest that he set out to kill as many Mexicans as he could. Crusius also allegedly wrote a “manifesto” that discussed his hate for immigrants and Mexicans prior to the massacre.
In a press release on Thursday, El Paso County District Attorney Jaime Esparza announced the capital murder charge, the “highest” in the state of Texas, and will seek the death penalty.