Austin Police Identify Shooter Who Targeted Mexican Consulate (VIDEO)

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November 28, 2014 4:56 p.m.
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Austin police identified on Friday Larry Steven McQuilliams, 49, as the slain gunman who opened fire the Mexican consulate and several other government buildings.

Before identifying McQuilliams, police had previously told the press that the shooting suspect had a criminal record and possibly held anti-immigration and anti-government views.

According to McQuilliams’ Facebook page, he was an avid participant in Renaissance fair culture, posting several photos of himself in full costume.

McQuilliams’ page also contains several videos of himself playing with various martial arts weapons.

In one video description, he wrote that he was “practicing for great plains rennaissance festival.”

Besides one meme featuring a quote from the Dalai Lama (“If someone has a gun and is trying to kill you, it would be reasonable to shoot back with your own gun”), McQuilliams appears not to have posted anything of a political nature.

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