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Topic - Valerie Parlave
The man who fatally shot 12 people at the Washington Navy Yard last week did not specifically target his victims and was "prepared to die," FBI officials said.
Aaron Alexis told police he heard voices in his head and "microwave vibrations" prevented him from sleeping. He was an avid player of violent video games and faced multiple disciplinary actions while in the Navy Reserve.
The killer behind Monday's rampage at the Washington Navy Yard acted alone and entered the facility with just one weapon, the FBI confirmed Tuesday afternoon.
Washington Navy Yard shooter Aaron Alexis had “legitimate access to the Navy Yard” through his contracting work and used “valid pass” to get onto the site
Aaron Alexis, the gunman in the Washington Navy Yard shooting rampage, had been suffering a host of serious mental issues, including paranoia and hearing voices in his head.
A recent tip led the FBI to Nicaragua, where authorities arrested the former D.C. private school teacher who took Osama bin Laden's place on the bureau's Ten Most Wanted Fugitives list, officials said Tuesday.
Two Maryland men have been sentenced to prison in a scheme to steal nearly $16 million from a Virginia residential property management company, U.S. Attorney Neil H. MacBride in the Eastern District of Virginia and FBI Assistant Director Valerie Parlave, who heads the bureau's Washington field office, said Friday.
Federal prosecutors in Virginia continue to target the violent street gang Mara Salvatrucha, or MS-13, the latest focus of a gang task force being a 21-year-old Maryland man who pleaded guilty Friday to sex-trafficking charges.
"He accepted death as the inevitable consequence of his actions," said Valerie Parlave, assistant director in charge of the FBI's Washington Field Office.
What specifically motivated Alexis to commit the mass shooting has not been determined, Ms. Parlave said, but "multiple indicators" uncovered by investigators show "Alexis held a delusional belief that he was being controlled or influenced by extremely low frequency electromagnetic waves.