Friday, June 16, 2006

RoP in Baltimore?

The identities of the shooter and victim in last night's movie theater shooting near Baltimore have been released.

According to the Baltimore Sun, the man arrested at the scene was 24 year old Mujtaba Rabbani Jabbar of Owings Mills.

In what police described as a "bizarre" and "random attack", the Sun gives this account:
About 8:20 p.m., officers from the Franklin precinct were dispatched to a reported shooting at the Valley Center 9 cinema in the 9600 block of Reisterstown Road during the 8 p.m. showing of X-Men: The Last Stand. Police said they found the victim slumped over in a seat four rows from the back.

According to authorities, immediately after the shooting, Jabbar walked up to a counter in the lobby where the theater manager was seated, placed the gun on the counter and said, "I just shot someone."

The manager called police, and the man waited for officers to arrive and arrest him, authorities said.
I guess we'll have to wait to find out which mosque he attended.

Update: Corrected spelling of suspect's name.


Anonymous said...

I believe the Jabbar family's account that Mujtaba Jabbar is mentally ill.

A simple Google search yielded much info about Jabbar, including his own words acknowledging psychological problems. I found not a shred of Jihadi mentality in what I found.

Yes, it walks like a duck. But it doesn't quack like a duck.

Anonymous said...

The Jabbar family may be right about his mental illness. But I know him and know he was a fundamentalist Muslim

Anonymous said...

Bull shit. Fundamentalist.. all the other assholes who shoot people are fundamentalist christians?