Skip to comments.‘Well known by FBI’: Suspect in Garland shooting ID’d as Elton Simpson; Update
Posted on 05/04/2015 4:51:32 AM PDT by jimbo123
ABC News is reporting this morning that one of the two gunman shot last night in Garland, Texas has been identified as Elton Simpson, a many previously investigated by the FBI for links to terrorism:
One of the suspects in the shooting in Garland, Texas late Sunday has been identified as Elton Simpson, an Arizona man who was previously the subject of a terror investigation, according to a senior FBI official.
Overnight and today FBI agents and a bomb squad were at Simpsons home in an apartment complex in north Phoenix where a robot is believed to be conducting an initial search of the apartment.
Officials believe Simpson is the person who sent out several Twitter messages prior to the attack on Sunday, in the last one using the hashtag #TexasAttack about half an hour before the shooting.
Simpson was well known to the FBI. Five years ago he was convicted for lying to federal agents about his plans to travel to Africa, but a judge ruled the government did not adequately prove he was going to join a terror group there.
(Excerpt) Read more at twitchy.com ...
United States of America v. Elton Simpson
IN THE UNITED STATES DISTRICT COURT FOR THE DISTRICT OF ARIZONA
March 14, 2011
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,
On January 13, 2010, a grand jury indicted Defendant Elton Simpson for knowingly and willfully making a materially false statement to the Federal Bureau of Investigation (”FBI”). The indictment also charged that the statement involved international and domestic terrorism. The indictment specified that on or about January 7, 2010, the Defendant falsely stated to special agents of the FBI that he had not discussed traveling to Somalia, when in fact he had discussed with others traveling to Somalia for the purpose of engaging in violent jihad. The Government is charging Mr. Simpson with making a false statement in violation of 18 U.S.C. §1001. The Government is also charging that the false statement involves international or domestic terrorism as defined under section 2331, so that he is eligible for a sentence enhancement pursuant to 18 U.S.C. §1001.
The Defendant waived his right to a trial by jury and elected instead to have a bench trial. Trial was held October 26 and 27, 2010 before this Court. At the close of trial the Court permitted the parties to provide any additional briefing on the issue of whether the 2 false statement involves international terrorism under 18 U.S.C. §1001. The Court issues the 3 following Order. 4 I. Findings of Fact 5 According to the testimony presented at trial, the Defendant Elton Simpson is an 6 American Muslim. In 2006, the FBI in Phoenix began a criminal investigation of Mr. 7 Simpson, because of his association with an individual whom the FBI believed was 8 attempting to set up a terrorist cell in Arizona. The FBI was investigating whether the 9 Defendant, and certain of his associates, might travel to foreign countries to engage in violent jihad. The investigation was part of the FBI’s mission to deter and disrupt terrorist acts involving American citizens as authorized by executive order.
There is is.
The good news is that Mr. Elton Simpson is now chillin’ in the morgue.
I just love happy endings. [sniff]
Arizona? Sons of Sen. McCain (ISIS, undocumented Democrat)??
None of this matters any more. He’s worm food.
Sounds like a prislam convert.
The guy is a scumbag and I’m glad he was shot but I do have a problem with this: “ knowingly and willfully making a materially false statement to the Federal Bureau of Investigation”
What’s to prevent them from twisting anything you say into a “materially false statement”?
You’re not under oath when talking to a cop but they can treat what you say as perjury if they later don’t like it?
I find that disturbing.
Did you mean, “prison convert”?
That is why you don’t talk to them without council.
That is a new one on me, Prison + Islam = Prislam. Maybe that’s what it is.
As of 7:00 AM Elton was still laying on the pavement in a pool of his dried blood.
How long before his family gets $1,000,000 from Obama’s Justice dept for “civil rights” violations.
Don’t these idiot know Charlie Hebdo aint gonna work in Texas
Smithers, who is that blundering jihadi?
His name is Elton Simpson sir.
He's dead sir.
Apparently Allah gives participation trophies.
“Apparently Allah gives participation trophies.”
Yes thankfully, bullets from law enforcement.
Slugs for terrorist thugs.
I wonder how long before a statement from the Regime (assuming there has not been one yet)?
Never talk to any fed about anything.
Elton’s terrorist buddies in Somalia and Iraq are posting all over Twitter that he will still get his virgins and that their “prophet” will forgive him for getting his ass blown away by the Garland police.
The Regime: “The police acted foolishly. If I had a son, he could be Elton Simpson.”
The Patriot Act. What a wonderful thing. Anything you say can fall into it’s clutches.
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