Outlet mall security guard shot dead by shooter Mauricio Garcia identified as Christian LaCour

The family of 22-year-old Christian LaCour identified him as the mall security guard who was shot by a gunman at the mall in Allen, Texas.

Sandra Montgomery wrote on Facebook, “My step-grandson, Christian LaCour, was the security guard killed in the shooting in Allen Texas. He was such a beautiful soul, 22 years old with goals for his future, I was so proud of him and so happy to have seen him 2 weeks ago. Please pray for my family especially Tracye, Chris, Brianna, Rian and Matt They are very close and I know it’s almost unbearable.”

As the media prepares to release the identity of the victims, Christian LaCour’s mother has authorized the disclosure of her son’s name. LaCour, who was a Farmersville resident and a graduate, worked as a security guard and was tragically killed in the mass shooting that occurred in Allen yesterday.

According to two senior law enforcement officials who spoke to FOX3, the individual responsible for the fatal shooting that killed at least eight people and injured six others at a Dallas-area mall on Saturday was identified as 33 years old. Mauricio Garcia, one year.

Texas Outlet Mall mass shooter identified as 33-year-old Mauricio Garcia

Police said the shooter was incapacitated by an officer who was present at the Allen Premium Outlets, located about 25 miles north of Dallas.

According to a senior law enforcement official, Garcia was equipped with a tactical vest and had both a rifle and a handgun.

In addition, other weapons and ammunition were discovered in his vehicle.

The incident marks the second deadliest mass shooting in the United States this year, and the second to occur in Texas in just over a week.

The residence listed for Garcia in Dallas was raided by law enforcement and federal agents.

A neighbor said he saw authorities in the neighborhood shortly after Saturday’s shooting, but said they never had any problems with the occupants of the house.

At this time, there is no additional information about the suspect from official sources.

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