Suspect fired multiple shots and fled, affidavits said
Op Mei 11, Smith entered Hair World Salon, a Korean-owned business, met 'n .22 caliber rifle and began shooting, according to the probable cause affidavits obtained by CNN. He fired approximately 13 keer, hitting three people before running back to his vehicle and fleeing, volgens die beëdigde verklaring.
One person was shot in her right forearm, one was shot in the foot and one was shot in the lower back, lui die beëdigde verklaring.
Authorities have surveillance video of a man who matches the complainants’ description running back to a vehicle, lui die beëdigde verklaring. The affidavit describes the vehicle seen on the surveillance video as a red Honda Odyssey minivan.
Smith said he was in the area of the shooting at the time, lui die beëdigde verklaring, adding that he owned two guns: a .380 handgun and a .22 kaliber geweer “that looks like an ‘AK-47,’ ” and he was the only person with access to his vehicle. A .380 handgun magazine with four live rounds in it was found in the suspect’s pocket when he was taken into custody.
Op Mei 16, a search warrant for Smith’s vehicle was executed and police found a cell phone, a Jimenez .380 handwapen, a gun magazine with four live rounds and a box of Winchester .380 ammunition with six live rounds, lui die beëdigde verklaring.
Police interviewed Smith’s girlfriend who told them Smith had been in a motor vehicle crash about two years ago with an Asian male, en sedertdien, Smith “has had near panic attacks when he is around anyone of Asian descent. Anytime the suspect (Smith) is around anyone of Asian descent he begins having delusions that the Asian mob is after him or attempting to harm him. Due to the delusions, the suspect has been admitted to several mental health facilities,” volgens die beëdigde verklaring.