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Allen mall shooting suspect identified as Mauricio Garcia, officials say

Per a search warrant obtained exclusively by WFAA, investigators found several additional handguns, long guns and ammo inside Garcia's car at the outlet mall.

ALLEN, Texas — The suspect in the Allen outlet mall shooting has been identified as 33-year-old Mauricio Garcia, according to the Texas Department of Public Safety, which is conducting the investigation.

En español: El sospechoso del tiroteo en el centro comercial en Allen, Texas fue identificado como Mauricio García

Garcia was killed by police at the scene of the shooting on Saturday, when eight victims were killed at the Allen Premium Outlets.

According to a search warrant obtained exclusively by WFAA, investigators found several handguns, long guns and ammunition inside Garcia's gray 2014 Dodge Charger at the scene of the shooting.

The warrant did not list the weapon that was used.

Later Saturday night, there were multiple FBI agents inside a home in the northeast patrol division of Dallas, and there were Dallas police outside. Multiple sources said this is the home where the suspected shooter, Garcia, lived along with his parents.

The search warrant stated that Garcia's driver's license listed his current address as a Budget Suites of America in Dallas, which is an extended-stay hotel. Employees at the hotel confirmed Garcia had been renting a room there, according to the warrant.

The search warrant for Garcia's hotel room was obtained because police stated they believed his residence contained additional evidence.

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An Army official confirmed that Garcia entered the U.S. Army in 2008 but was removed due to mental health concerns. 

"Mauricio Garcia entered the regular Army in June 2008," U.S. Army Public Affairs Spokeswoman Heather J. Hagan said in a press statement. "He was terminated three months later without completing initial entry training. He was not awarded a military occupational specialty. He had no deployments or awards. We do not provide characterization of discharge for any soldier."

An Army official further told WFAA that Garcia was "separated under the 2005 edition of Army Regulation 635-200, paragraph 5–17, Other designated physical or mental conditions."

"This is a common discharge for recruits who can't adapt to military life," said attorney Bradford J. Glendening, a former member U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's (JAG) Corps. "Soldiers who are discharged without completing Initial Entry Training receive uncharacterized discharges. Uncharacterized discharges are just what they sound like -- they're neither favorable, nor unfavorable. No benefits are earned, nor any lost, with an uncharacterized discharge."

Law enforcement sources added that their investigation has found that Garcia espoused an extremist right-wing ideology and disliked people of color and Jews.

According to sources, the 33-year-old had also worked as a licensed security guard. He most recently worked at an aluminum supply company, sources confirm.

Dallas ISD confirmed Garcia graduated from Bryan Adams High School in 2008.

FBI agents on Saturday went inside Garcia's parents' home in northeast Dallas and spoke to his family, sources tell WFAA. Agents had also asked for a translator while they were there, according to the sources.

Neighbors told WFAA that the suspected shooter had lived here for as long as anyone can recall.

They said he drove a gray Dodge Charger that was always parked in front of the home -- except in the last few weeks, when they noticed he had not been around. 

Neighbors said they don’t recall any police activity or problems at the residence. 

Neighbors said the suspect always wore some kind of security guard uniform, although no one says they ever saw him with any kind of weapon. They said he was very quiet and that they did notice certain unusual and quiet behaviors.

Federal agents will likely spend days -- or even weeks -- going through all of the suspected shooter's belongings, computers, phones and anything else they can find to determine a possible motive in the shooting.

Dallas Police Department computers were still down after the city’s system was attacked by ransomware on Wednesday, so it was hard for them to get information on prior calls to the home, they say.

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