January 9th, 2011
04:57 AM ET

Person of interest sought in Arizona mass shooting

Authorities are asking for the public's help to identify a person who is possibly associated with the suspect in Saturday's mass shooting in Arizona.

A gunman went to a town hall meeting at the Safeway supermarket in Tucson. Six people were killed and 12 others were wounded, including U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Giffords.

Early Sunday morning, investigators released a surveillance camera photo of a man who was seen at the location where the shooting occurred.

Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik told reporters Saturday that authorities were searching for a second individual who was a "person of interest" in the investigation.

He is described as a white male, approximately 40 to 50 years old. He has dark hair and was last seen wearing blue jeans and a dark blue jacket.

If you have any information about the individual, you are asked to contact 911, 88-CRIME or the Federal Bureau of Investigation at (520) 791-6974.

Filed under: Arizona • Crime • Gabrielle Giffords
soundoff (331 Responses)
  1. rose

    Let's c az a young man kills a judge n wounds a crongress women n 12 others the state recently pass the immagration law the mexico cartel would love to take over the system or aleast get one of their own in the system what's the easy way to do it take out the people that hold the spots get people elected that are unknow and get them on the payroll hits are make everyday on small people by druggies you just don't here about it

    January 9, 2011 at 8:40 am | Report abuse |
  2. Edgar

    Here is a photo of Jared at a crossword event of all things: http://gallery.pictopia.com/azstar/gallery/102269/photo/8842226/?o=12

    January 9, 2011 at 8:40 am | Report abuse |
  3. Judy Phurrough

    Palin Beck, LImbaugh are as GUILTY as the actual shooter. It's time they have to take responsibilty for their words & actions

    January 9, 2011 at 8:41 am | Report abuse |
  4. Judy Phurrough

    Palin's words of sympathy ring very empty...if I was a family member of the victims I would want to slap her face...Palin, Beck, Limbaugh all ahve a lot to answer for

    January 9, 2011 at 8:46 am | Report abuse |
    • andrei

      Palin is coauthor of this crime. Get HER!

      January 9, 2011 at 8:52 am | Report abuse |
  5. FrWs

    Why is this a 'person of interest'? a little background would be nice. All we see is a picture of a dude and "we are looking for him". but WHY? was he see talking with the shooter? were they together when they entered? or did he just coincidentally leave the store before the shooting began?

    January 9, 2011 at 8:46 am | Report abuse |
  6. andrei

    Look at that haircut, its fantastic. Shouldn't be hard to find that creep in Arizona.
    Oh wait...Arizona? Uh... never mind.

    January 9, 2011 at 8:51 am | Report abuse |
  7. John Que 3000

    Sheep Wolves and Shepards, make up the US. Wolves were shot by another wolf because the Shepards have taken their eyes off the flocks far to long.

    What are you a sheep, wolf or shepard?
    Unfortunately i'm a sheep at the moment.

    But at least I'm a black Sheep!

    January 9, 2011 at 8:52 am | Report abuse |
  8. dee

    Just observation re pic of person of interest - Unless the guy's a meth addict, he's no 40-50 year old. Maybe go with meth addict.

    January 9, 2011 at 8:54 am | Report abuse |
  9. Ariel

    That guy looks like a typical Palin's tea-bagger supporter.

    January 9, 2011 at 8:54 am | Report abuse |
  10. Stephen

    A sword is not a shield.

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    January 9, 2011 at 8:58 am | Report abuse |
  11. shelley

    CNN you have done a miserable job of reporting this story. Posted a picture that wasn't the shooter, gave a false death report and the reporters on all day could not complete a sentence. No longer he place to turn to for news

    January 9, 2011 at 9:02 am | Report abuse |
    • sanejames

      So right, Shelley. I noticed it all too.

      January 9, 2011 at 9:45 am | Report abuse |
  12. Chris

    If he's involve, I bet he's in Mexico right now. Wouldn't that be ironic?

    January 9, 2011 at 9:08 am | Report abuse |
  13. JJ Macky

    Isn't this guy Killer Bob from Twin Peaks? Someone find Kyle McLachan

    January 9, 2011 at 9:11 am | Report abuse |
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      January 9, 2011 at 9:17 am | Report abuse |
  14. Ariel

    Finding that piece of trash in a place like AZ is like finding the proverbial needle in the haystack.
    What is wrong with that sh**hole?

    January 9, 2011 at 9:18 am | Report abuse |
  15. Kuwait_999

    Dear Jesus,

    We trust in you.

    Please comfort the victims familly.

    Please help us overcome this trauma... overcome all Evil acts

    Bless America... for it is the Nation that love you dearly

    Thank you

    January 9, 2011 at 9:19 am | Report abuse |
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