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www.wmfd.com - We're getting a lot of new information about the events leading up to the 2011 mass shooting in Tucson, Arizona, where Jared Lee Loughner is accused of killing six people and wounding 13 others, including former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords. }}" />

   
 
 
Jared Loughner Documents Released

Story By: Larry Stine

 

 

 
 
 
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  Original Published: 3/28/2013

We're getting a lot of new information about the events leading up to the 2011 mass shooting in Tucson, Arizona.

Jared Lee Loughner is accused of killing six people and wounding 13 others, including former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords.

The sheriff's office released 2,700 documents from the case, in response to media Freedom of Information requests.

They include witness statements, police reports and other materials.

Som Lisaius dug into them.

According to deputy accounts, Loughner was waring all black that day from head to toe.

After he was taken to the ground by people on scne, a deputy eventually put his knee in Loughner's back and handcuffed him.

Tht's when the deputy found two fully-loaded magazines in Lougner's front pocket. suggesting a lot more damge could have been done.

As Loughner was placed in a patrol car, we're told he "repeatedly pleaded the fifth" time and time again. ven though nobody was asking him any questions.

A short time later, Loughner told deputies "I just want you to know that I'm the only person who knows about this."

Through the documents, we find Loughner had been spiraling psychologically for weeks.

He'd been dismissed from Pima Community College for posting that ranting video online.

And before that, he was fired from hs job at Tucson Mall.

Loughner's parents say Jared was never diagnosed with mental illness, though Pima Community College officials suggested h undergo a mental evaluation.

That never happened.

Onthe morning of January 8, 2011, Loughner phoned friend Bryce Tierney, one of the only friends he was still in contact with.

Tierney didn't answer the call. The message was quick and to the point.

"Hey, this is Jared. Um, I jad some very good tmes. And peace out. Later."

   
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