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Police identify gunman in Maryland mall shooting

By The Associated Press

This article was published January 26, 2014 at 10:11 a.m.

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A heavily armed police officer walks on scene after a shooting at The Mall in Columbia on Saturday, Jan. 25, 2014 in Columbia, Md. Police say three people died in a shooting at the mall in suburban Baltimore, including the presumed gunman. (AP Photo/ Evan Vucci)

COLUMBIA — Police have identified the gunman in the Maryland mall shooting as a 19 year old from suburban Washington.

Howard County Police Chief William McMahon said Darion Marcus Aguilar of College Park, Md., arrived at the mall shortly after 10 a.m. Saturday armed with a Mossburg 12-gauge shotgun and used it to kill two people at a store on the upper level of the Mall of Columbia before killing himself.

McMahon said police are trying to determine whether Aguilar knew either of the victims.

Police identified the victims as 21-year-old Brianna Benlolo of College Park, Md., and 25-year-old Tyler Johnson of Ellicott City, Md. Both worked at a skateboard shop called Zumiez.

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