Two days after two gunmen opened fire on law enforcement officers outside of a Muhammed cartoon contest in Texas, little is known about the two suspects killed during the attack.
News reports have identified the two suspects as Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi of Phoenix, Arizona, but law enforcement authorities have not officially acknowledged the identities of the gunmen.
Some news reports have said the men were roommates, others have said that they merely lived in the same apartment complex in Phoenix and attended the same mosque. Simpson had previously been investigated by the FBI for potential connections to jihadist terrorism, but Soofi did not seem to show signs of radicalization or violence.
Neither suspect had a particularly robust online presence, and with little information from officials about the suspects, the few fragments from family members and court documents paint an incomplete picture of the gunmen who carried out the attack.
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