parents of fifteen-year-an old suspect of killing five people including a police officer, on a nature drag in Raleigh, North Carolina, said there were “no signs or warning signs” them son “was able of do something like this is.”
“Words cannot begin describe our suffering and sorrow”said Alan and Elise Thompson. in statement released on Tuesday. “Our son Austin caused immeasurable pain on The roles of the community and we are overcome with grief for lost innocent lives. We pray for families and loved ones of Nicole Conners, Susan Karnatz, Mary Marshall and Police Officer Raleigh Gabriel Torres. We mourn for their loss and for loss of our son James”.
“We are praying for Marcil “Lynn” Gardner and Police Officer Raleigh Casey Clark to fully recover from their injuries and we pray for each who was traumatized by these senseless actions of violence,” they continued. We have so many unanswered questions. There was never any indication or warning indications that Austin was capable of do something like this is. Our family will continue to cooperate fully with law enforcement officers and do our best to help they understand why and how it is happened.”
fifteen-year- the old one was taken into custody with life-threatening injuries after a confrontation with police last Thursday after the shooting occurred, according to a memo released by the Department of Homeland Security and received by ABC News. Is not clear The memo states whether the suspect’s injuries were self-inflicted.
teenager, who was not named by the authorities, was in hospital in critical condition with life-threatening injuries like of Sunday Law Enforcement official instructed on This is stated in the ABC News investigation. Detectives believe that the arriving police officers opened fire on the suspect, so shooting protocols involving an officer are being followed. official said.
Among the victims was 29-year-old officer Gabriel Torres. who was on his way to work when he was shot, according to Raleigh Police Chief Estella Patterson. Torres, A. former marine, was husband with a young daughter ABC WTVD reports this.
The four others killed were identified as Nicole Connors, 52; Susan Karnatz, 49; Mary Marshall, 34; and James Roger Thompson, 16.
Two people we also wounded during the shooting, which took place in neighborhood of Authorities said it was the Noise Greenaway River Trail.
Chief Patterson will file a five-day report at city manager on Thursday, which will include a detailed plan of in events during the filming of Julia Milstead, public information Officer for in city of Roles, told ABC News.
Details will be in the report. on suspect’s injuries and type of weapon that was used in Shooting, Milstead said.
Darren Reynolds, Julia Jacobo, Meredith Deliso, Morgan Windsor and Emily Shapiro of ABC News contributed to this report.