Tuesday, May 28, 2013

Esteban J Smith: Wanted Marine Suspected Of Texas Shooting

A suspect in a shooting spree that killed one woman and injured five others in Texas was a Marine wanted for questioning over a murder, it has been revealed.

The Sunday morning rampage ended when Esteban J Smith, of the Camp Lejeune Marine Corps Base in North Carolina, died in a gunfight with a state trooper and a state game warden.

Spokesman Master Sgt JD Cress said in an emailed statement that authorities were investigating a possible connection between the Texas shooting and a homicide in Jacksonville, North Carolina, near the Marine base.

He also confirmed that the Texas shooting suspect was a serving Marine.

Smith, 23, is thought to have targeted vehicles at random during the 90-minute rampage.