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Radio Interview: Mother of Columbia Mall Shooter Speaks Out, Describes Son as 'Gentle, Sweet Kid'
Updated: Monday, January 27 2014, 04:14 PM EST
The mother of the Columbia Mall shooter spoke to 99.1 WNEW-FM saying, "I don't know what happened, I really don't."
19-year-old Darion Marcus Aguilar entered the Mall in Columbia in a cab at around 10:15 a.m. on Saturday morning and about an hour later entered the Zumiez store on the mall's upper level where he shot and killed 21-year-old Brianna Benlolo and 25-year-old Tyler Johnson before turning the gun on himself.
His mother told the radio station that Darion was a gentle person, who turned vegetarian after watching a PETA movie and did not want to kill any more animals. She said he had never expressed any interest in guns.
"If you were to go in his room you would see what a gentle sweet kid he was," the mother, whose name was withheld, said. "You can talk to any of his friends and find out what a gentle person he was he never had a gun before, never been interested in guns"
Investigators spent Saturday night and Sunday morning seizing documents and a computer from Aguilar's home in College Park. Police say a journal was found and that Aguilar "expresses some general unhappiness with his life."
Aguilar had no criminal history as an adult and police are trying to piece together a possible motive. Police say Aguilar used a Mossberg 12-gauge shotgun in the killings, firing approximately 6-8 rounds. Aguilar purchased the shotgun in December in Montgomery County.
Aguilar was reported missing by his mother on Saturday afternoon and PG County police were called to Aguilar's house around 1:40pm Saturday, hours after the shooting had taken place. Investigators tracked his cell phone to the Columbia area and notified Howard County police.
The mall re-opened on Monday at 1PM, though the Zumiez store remained closed.
[Interview credit: All News 99.1 FM WNEW]