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El Paso Mass Shooting Suspect On Suicide Watch

Patrick Crusius is shown in his jail mugshot
Patrick Crusius (FBI via AP)

By    |   Tuesday, 20 August 2019 11:46 AM

The man charged in the El Paso mass shooting has been placed on suicide watch, the El Paso Times has reported.

An El Paso County Sheriff's Office official said that Patrick Crusius, who is being held without bond on capital murder charges in the death of 22 people at Walmart earlier this month, was put under close guard Monday on the recommendation of medical staff at the county jail.

Crusius, 21, who has been in custody since August 3, was separated from other inmates and placed a single jail cell.  

Investigators are looking into his case as one of domestic terrorism, and Crusius may be eligible for the death penalty, according to the New York Daily News.

In the days following the arrest of Crusius, Police Chief Greg Allen told reporters that the suspect had been cooperative, though he had shown no remorse and "appears to be in a state of shock and confusion," CNN reported.

Investigators believe that the suspect, who also injured 25 people in the shooting, wrote a racist, anti-immigrant manifesto stating his hatred for Hispanic immigrants, whom he said were overtaking the U.S.

Crusius allegedly drove some nine hours from his Dallas-area ahome to carry out the massacre.

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