WASHINGTON (AP) -- Federal law enforcement officials say the man accused in a shooting rampage at the Washington Navy Yard that left at least 12 people dead has been identified as Aaron Alexis.
Alexis was a 34-year-old from New York City. He is believed to have a criminal record there and to be a holder of a concealed carry weapon permit.
According to a report by the Seattle Police Department, Aaron Alexis was arrested in Seattle in 2004 for shooting out the tires of another man’s vehicle in what Alexis later described to detectives as an anger-fueled “blackout.”
Alexis is believed to have gotten into the Navy Yard by using someone else's identification card. It is not yet clear if that individual was an accomplice or if that person's ID card was stolen.
Alexis was full-time Navy reservist; based in Texas when he left service in 2011. He had been working for the fleet logistics support squadron No. 46, in Fort Worth, Texas.
At a press conference Monday afternoon, FBI officials said they are working to learn everything they can about Alexis.
"We will continue to run down every lead," said Valerie Parlabe with the FBI.
Man in tan outfit not a suspect
Police say a man in a tan, military-style outfit who had been sought in connection with the shooting rampage at the Washington Navy Yard has been identified and is not a suspect or a person of interest in the slayings.
The D.C. Police Department said in a tweet Monday that the man has been identified and is not believed to be a gunman or otherwise involved in the shootings that left 12 dead.
Chief Cathy Lanier had said earlier in the day that police were searching for two other people wearing military-style uniforms. It wasn't known if those two people were actually military employees.
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