The gunman who killed eight people and injured several others at a Texas mall Saturday has been identified as Mauricio Garcia,33, NBC News reported.
Garcia was killed by an Allen Police Department officer who was responding to an unrelated call at the mall at the time of the shooting.
Police say he had a tactical vest and was armed with a rifle and a handgun at the time of the shooting. More weapons and ammunition were found in his car.
Photos show what appears to be Garcia lying on the ground in a pool of blood after he was shot, with an AR-15-style firearm beside him.
Law enforcement sources told NBC News that Garcia is a suspected neo-Nazi sympathizer based on his social media posts and comments. Sources also say that at the time of his death he was wearing a patch on his chest with a right-wing acronym suggested white supremacist or neo-Nazi leanings.
Authorities are now investigating any possible ties between Garcia and radical beliefs, according to the Washington Post.
Garcia reportedly worked as a security guard and had received firearm training. Documents obtained by CNN shows Garcia received level III security training which includes firearm training and the demonstration of firearm proficiency. Additionally, Garcia also completed a separate firearms proficiency training course in 2018.