The man, now identified as Carnell Moore, who had fired a gun inside the ticketing area at Houston’s largest airport and was killed after being confronted by a law enforcement appeared to be contemplating a larger mass killing.
Yesterday Moore walked into Terminal B at Bush International Airport, sat down, produced a pistol and began firing into the ceiling. The shot were heard by a special agent of Homeland Security Investigations (HSI). The HSI agent ran toward the gunfire, identified himself as a federal agent, and then ordered Moore to drop the gun. Moore turned toward the agent who fired and hit Moore in the upper body. At the same moment, Moore turned his own gun on himself and fired. Moore was dead at the scene.
Inside a black suitcase next to where Moore was sitting was a black suitcase that contained a Smith & Wesson AR15 assault-style rilfe with a fully loaded magazine.
There are reports that Moore left a number of chilling posts on Facebook the day before. But a note he was carrying that was discovered after he was shot, said he’d opted to drop a larger plot and kill himself, KHOU reports; the note cited a “monster within.”
As much as most of us hate airport security, luckily a fast acting government employee averted what could possibly have been a very deadly situation.
Cue the NRA apologists.