Who is Raleigh shooting suspect? Everything about the 15 year old

Austin Thompson

5 were killed and 2 injured in the Raleigh shooting; the young suspect, Austin Thompson, is in critical condition.

The parents of the 15-year-old suspect in the deaths of five people, including a police officer, on a nature trail in Raleigh, North Carolina, claimed that their son had never shown any signs that he was capable of such a crime. Let’s see who is the suspect of the Raleigh shooting in detail.

What did the suspect’s parents say?

In a statement released by the suspect’s parents on Tuesday, Alan and Elise Thompson wrote, Words cannot even begin to express our agony and loss. The statement was released by Alan Thompson and Elise Thompson and the message reads,

Our son Austin inflicted immeasurable pain on the Raleigh community, and we are overcome with grief for the innocent lives lost. We pray for the families and loved ones of Nicole Conners, Susan Karnatz, Mary Marshall, and Raleigh Police Officer Gabriel Torres. We mourn their loss and the loss of our son, James.

“We pray that Marcille ‘Lynn’ Gardner and Raleigh Police Officer Casey Clark fully recover from their injuries, and we pray for everyone who was traumatized by these senseless acts of violence,” they added.

“We have so many unanswered questions. There were never any indications or warning signs that Austin was capable of doing anything like this. Our family will continue to cooperate fully with law enforcement officials and do whatever we can to help them understand why and how this happened.”

According to a statement released by the Department of Homeland Security, Austin was brought into custody with life-threatening injuries following an encounter with police last Thursday. As per the document, it’s unclear whether the suspect intentionally hurt himself.

Raleigh shooting victims

Officer Gabriel Torres, 29, was one of the victims. According to Raleigh Police Chief Estella Patterson, Torres was shot and died while on his route to work. One of the other victims is James Thompson, the suspect’s brother.

The victims of the Raleigh shooting are James Roger Thompson, 16, Mary Marshall, 34, Susan Karnatz, 49, Gabriel Torres, 29, and Nicole Connors, 52.

Raleigh shooting victims

Authorities reported that two other persons were hurt during the incident, which happened close to the Neuse River Greenway Trail.

Public information officer, Julia Milstead said,

On Thursday, Chief Patterson will submit a five-day report to the city manager that will include a thorough account of what happened during the incident. The report will include all the details about the suspect’s injuries, the weapon used, and other such information. She added that one of the victims is improving and the other has been discharged from the hospital.

The chief claimed that over the course of the previous five days, the homicide team had been working around the clock to “better comprehend the sequence of events that took place and the possible causes behind the suspect’s actions.”

“Despite the large number of lives lost, it is reasonable that this case will be heard in Superior Court and that this individual will be prosecuted as an adult.”

Who is the suspect, Austin Thompson?

Austin Thompson is a 15-year-old suspect in the Raleigh shooting incident. In this mass shooting, Austin also killed his own brother James Thompson, who is 16 years old.

Austin was found to have multiple wounds, including a head wound from a gunshot. The reason behind his mass shooting is not revealed yet. His parents are Alan Thompson and Elise Thompson and they said that their son is not this kind of person. They were sad as they have already lost their elder son.

James Roger Thompson, Austin’s elder brother studied at Knightdale High School. According to the student yearbook, Austin was a sophomore. Both brothers lived on Sahalee Way in the Hedingham neighborhood, according to the sources and property records.

The 15-year-old suspect, identified as Austin Thompson, was the focus of teams of cops, including K-9 units and a bomb squad, according to radio communications acquired by The News & Observer.
They caught the suspect after 9:30 p.m. with a significant head injury.

There was only one residence there that was still covered in crime scene tape as of 5 p.m. on Friday. Mayor Mary-Ann Baldwin of Raleigh stated at the council meeting that “the light that ordinarily shines on Raleigh did not shine as bright.”

A public vigil will also be conducted outside the Memorial Auditorium on Sunday at 3 p.m., according to city officials.

The city also said that it is developing a website that will give families and the larger Raleigh community access to services for help.


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