May 3rd, 2013
02:49 PM ET

Houston airport shooter killed self, police say

The gunman who fired shots into the ceiling of a Houston airport on Thursday left behind a suicide note saying he had a "monster within" and he wanted police to stop him before he hurt others, police said Friday.

The man, identified as Carnell Marcus Moore, 29, of Beaumont, Texas, shot himself fatally in the temple as he was confronted by a Homeland Security officer at Houston Bush Intercontinental Airport on Thursday afternoon.

Moore had gone to the airport with the intention of suicide and left a note inside a suitcase he carried into the terminal, police officials said at news conference Friday morning.

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  1. saywhat

    sad but some relief too.he had a semi automatic & the 'monster' within could have prompted him to take down others.
    A man with a 'monster' within and an assault weapon in hand.Could have ended horribly.

    May 3, 2013 at 3:31 pm | Report abuse |
    • banasy©

      Too right, saywhat. At least a part of him kept him from harming others unnecessarily.

      May 3, 2013 at 4:25 pm | Report abuse |
  2. Rascal Rabble

    uhmm let's slow this roll...airport security should eval how this man could enter the terminal with a loaded weapon without detection...

    May 3, 2013 at 10:50 pm | Report abuse |
  3. chrissy

    @ Rascal, thats what i was wondering too? Dont they have some kinda detector? I mean holy crap they have golf ball detectors i hear, lol, they should have assault weapon detectors shouldnt they?

    May 3, 2013 at 11:20 pm | Report abuse |
  4. rupert

    True chrissy

    May 3, 2013 at 11:33 pm | Report abuse |