AZ Star: 'Person of interest' suspected shooter's cab driver - Tucson News Now

AZ Star: 'Person of interest' suspected shooter's cab driver

TUCSON, AZ (KOLD) - The man sought by the FBI and Pima County Sheriffs deputies as a "person of interest" turned out to be the suspect's cab driver, The Arizona Daily Star is reporting.

The man told detectives he gave Jared Loughner a ride to the shopping center where the shooting took place on Oracle and Ina roads.

The cab driver walked with Loughner into the Safeway store so the suspect could get cash to pay the fare, according to the Arizona Daily Star report.

More from the article:

 

Records substantiate the driver dropped Loughner off at 9:59 a.m., Kastigar said. Loughner was picked up nearby. The first report of a shooting came in 10:11 a.m. and paramedics were on scene at 10:16 a.m., Kastigar said.

FBI Director Robert Mueller said he expects federal charges to be filed Sunday afternoon against Loughner.

There's a possibility the charges may be related to domestic terrorism, Mueller said.

Stay with KOLD News for further updates.

Copyright KOLD. All rights reserved.


  • Local newsMore>>

  • BEAR DOWN: Utah beats Arizona 30-24

    BEAR DOWN: Utah beats Arizona 30-24

    Saturday, September 23 2017 8:58 AM EDT2017-09-23 12:58:33 GMT

    The Wildcats lose their Pac-12 opener at home for a second straight season.

    The Wildcats lose their Pac-12 opener at home for a second straight season.

  • BREAKING

    Tucson police searching for suspect in bank robbery

    Tucson police searching for suspect in bank robbery

    Saturday, September 23 2017 1:26 AM EDT2017-09-23 05:26:49 GMT

    According to Sgt. Pete Dugan, spokesman for the Tucson Police Department, the robbery occurred around 4:10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22 at the Washington Federal Bank at 4910 East Broadway.  

    According to Sgt. Pete Dugan, spokesman for the Tucson Police Department, the robbery occurred around 4:10 p.m. Friday, Sept. 22 at the Washington Federal Bank at 4910 East Broadway.  

  • OVERTIME: Week 5 results, highlights and photos

    OVERTIME: Week 5 results, highlights and photos

    Saturday, September 23 2017 1:19 AM EDT2017-09-23 05:19:34 GMT
    (Source: Raycom Media)(Source: Raycom Media)

    Week 5 of the high school football season featured 19 games involving teams from southern Arizona.

    Week 5 of the high school football season featured 19 games involving teams from southern Arizona.

Powered by Frankly