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Woman Says Her Son is Landlord of Gunman in Temple Shooting

Woman describes shooter — who lives in Cudahy — as "quiet" and said he had just broken up with his girlfriend.

As authorities searched a home in Cudahy Sunday evening believed to be the residence of the man who shot and killed six people at an , a woman whose son owns that home shed some light on the alleged shooter.

The mother of the suspect’s landlord told Patch Sunday she believed the man had “just broken up with his girlfriend.”

“He’s a renter,” said the woman, whom Patch is not identifying. “He’s new actually. He rented a room with my son.”

The woman said she is “completely freaked out” and that she believes her son found the man as a renter for his home in the 3700 block of E. Holmes Avenue “through an ad.”

“He lived with my son for three weeks, then the house across the street became empty, and he moved there,” she said.

Her son owns both houses, so he remained the man’s landlord, she said.

The suspect's landlord, who was also the suspect's roommate for several weeks, is the brother of a local suburban police detective.

She said that she doesn’t know much about the man, other than his first name, because she couldn’t reach her son Sunday night because he was being interviewed by the police on Sunday night.

“He called to tell me he was being questioned and wouldn’t be able to talk,” she said.

“He was quiet. He worked second shift,” she said of the alleged shooter, who has not been named by authorities. “They (her son and the shooter) both worked a lot, so they never got to see each other.”

She said she remembered the man had just broken up with his girlfriend because “he mentioned that to my son. Then he wanted to move on his own. So he moved to the duplex across the street.”

Glenn Posner August 06, 2012 at 01:06 PM
Jessica, if her son is the landlord of the shooter, I would hope he raises his rent.
Poot August 06, 2012 at 01:24 PM
Yes, when that's all there is.
cyndiandcompany August 06, 2012 at 02:01 PM
Sadly there will never be any real answers to all of this scein the ONLY person who could answer them is dead.We can only speculate as to why this man did something so horriffic.I have heard SO many things that its hard to knwo whats the truth.Ive heard that he was a white supremiise and had a 911 tattoo on his arm, so did he think these were muslim people? who knows.What did the break up have to do with anything? who kows.I ahve to agree with a previosu comment that anyone who does horriffic things like this so many things twist their minds that its impossible to ever knwo why someone does soemthing liek this.I also have to sadly agree that it seems anytime ther is a crime against a religion or group of peole from another group that it is always "labled" &becomes about that &not the personal issues of the ones who are doing the crime tiself. Its almost as if we have to catorgize if so we can find some sort of justification or peace in our own minds as to why it happened? What I do know is that we are now living in a world where its not safe to take in a movie or go to church or anywhere else anymore because you never know who is going to have a bad day and decied to do soemthing foolish.What I do wish for is for is that these families can find some peace, having to relive this over and over again everytime they turn on the tv, or see a paper has got to be difficult, you cant really try to heal when the woud is open & everywhere.our hearts an prayer to everyone involved
Suzy Cares August 06, 2012 at 03:07 PM
@sonya Jones, Drizzit, and Dalip Singh. It's funny how you are first to point out where the shooter lived and go straight to skin color and name calling. But somehow he and others are all the problem. Maybe this is a time to stop and look in the mirror. You are helping to creat the issue not solve it. This is a time to call for calm and understanding, not made up finger pointing and name calling.
Michael August 06, 2012 at 05:23 PM
I think the officer that was shot a 8 or 9 time should be given the highest honor the oak creek police department has to offer as well as the highest honor our nation has to offer from our president. What a brave an honorable thing for the officer to do! My family and I will be praying for this officer and I hope the rest of you willdo the same

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