Sheriff: Suspect 'specifically targeted the congresswoman'
Officials work the scene at the Safeway where suspsect Jared Lee Loughner is accused of opening fire on U.S. Rep. Gabrielle Gi
January 10th, 2011
07:57 AM ET

Sheriff: Suspect 'specifically targeted the congresswoman'

Pima County Sheriff Clarence Dupnik told CNN's Kiran Chetry that his department has documents and eyewitnesses that show Jared Lee Loughner was a very troubled individual.

Dupnik people who have troubled personalities are very susceptible to the kind of anger that may have led to the shooting. He spoke to CNN about the evidence they have in this case so far and why he believes Loughner "specifically targeted" U.S. Rep Gabrielle Giffords.

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  1. Cesar

    "Dupnik people..." It should read: "Dupnik said people..."

    January 10, 2011 at 8:02 am | Report abuse |
  2. Cesar

    For all the Palin haters, I've searched and searched and there is not one single reference made by Sarah towards Giffords for that tragic act. I don't care to read one single comment blaming Sarah. I wish Giffords a good recovery. Unfortunately, the shooter will not get the death penalty because he really is a little crazy.

    January 10, 2011 at 8:41 am | Report abuse |
    • yeah

      well there actually ARE several references to Giffords from Palin, including a poster showing her district and name on a map...don't make statements of certainty without spending at least a few minutes on google. That's how Palin has gotten as far as she has.

      January 10, 2011 at 12:52 pm | Report abuse |
  3. AMERICA 1st

    PALIN for prez in 2012!

    January 10, 2011 at 8:51 am | Report abuse |
  4. Cesar

    Troll Patrol.... Troll Patrol...Very good, America 1st, carry on. Troll Patrol...Troll Patrol...

    January 10, 2011 at 8:55 am | Report abuse |
  5. Juan

    Dream on sarah will never be president of this country

    January 10, 2011 at 11:19 am | Report abuse |
  6. Concern citizen

    Today I heard a caller on C-span say that when they first reported the shooting incident, a split screen was done of the shooter's face book page and he has Sarah Palin and the tea party as A supporter. This is becoming very interesting. I do not hate anyone and Sarah Palin is a human being hate is against my religion.

    January 10, 2011 at 11:32 am | Report abuse |
  7. brian d

    Ok some new news now what the fuk

    January 10, 2011 at 11:58 am | Report abuse |
  8. Richard in Texas

    Cesar. Keep looking because it is there. She had a map of people to target with nice little rifle scope crosshairs on it. Her name was one of the crosshair targets.

    January 10, 2011 at 12:03 pm | Report abuse |
  9. Darlene

    Palin took the map with Guifford in the crosshairs down after the shooting. What I find so interesting is that they refer to the shooter as being a "liberal?" I am a liberal and I don't know any that support Palin, nor do they believe in the gold and silver standard for backing currency as revelant in today's time. He also believed in government mind control and that is an Alex Jones's standard rhetoric for his tea party followers. No one deserves to be gunned down for their beliefs, religion, or political affiliations. But, when someone like this guy displays out right mental problems as recognized by his school, then their should be a database with these names to do a more thorough background check before allowing individuals such as him purchase guns.

    January 10, 2011 at 12:23 pm | Report abuse |
  10. Joe Kliejunas

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    January 10, 2011 at 1:16 pm | Report abuse |
  11. ally

    too bad won't arrest palin for inciting this type of behavior and too bad people with mental illness issues get very little help.

    January 10, 2011 at 3:57 pm | Report abuse |
  12. MamaDel

    Imagine a world free of violence. Ban bullets not guns.

    January 10, 2011 at 6:27 pm | Report abuse |
    • Ttommy

      The genie's already out of the bottle. Too late for that.

      January 10, 2011 at 11:57 pm | Report abuse |
  13. Patty

    Palin for President! R U nuts? She should be banished from politics. Also let's get Rush, Beck, Hannity and a small time A*hole by the name of Todd Schnith also on the station as Rush. He is Rush's offspring or he thinks he may be the next Rush. U should hear the vicious and racist crap out of his mouth. He is a short fat A*hole like Rush. I wonder Rush's wife of 6 months thinks about him now. OH OH I smell another divorce.Thank U CNN for letting us the people have our say. We R very angry at what has happened in AZ.

    January 10, 2011 at 9:34 pm | Report abuse |
  14. AMERICA 1st

    Pewee Herman for prez

    January 10, 2011 at 11:08 pm | Report abuse |
  15. mondo

    Ban FREE SPEACH before you get to ban the 2nd Amendment!

    January 10, 2011 at 11:32 pm | Report abuse |
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