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Texas mall shooting: Suspect identified as 33-year-old man

(NewsNation) — The assailant who killed eight people at a Texas outlet mall was confirmed by NewsNation sources Sunday as 33-year-old Mauricio Garcia.

Garcia, who was fatally shot by a police officer who happened to be near the suburban Dallas mall, had been staying at a nearby motel, law enforcement officials said.

Officials said investigators have been searching the motel and a home in the Dallas area connected to the suspect.

The official said police also found multiple weapons at the scene after Garcia was fatally shot by a police officer. The weapons included an AR-15-style rifle and a handgun, according to the official.

The gunman’s name emerged as the community of Allen mourned for the dead and awaited word on the seven people who were wounded.

Check back as this story is developing.

  • People gather across the street from a shopping center after a shooting Saturday, May 6, 2023, in Allen, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
  • A law enforcement officer runs as people are evacuated from a shopping center where a shooting occurred Saturday, May 6, 2023, in Allen, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
  • People raise their hands as they leave a shopping center following reports of a shooting, Saturday, May 6, 2023, in Allen, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
  • A law enforcement officer carries a rifle as people are evacuated from a shopping center where a shooting occurred Saturday, May 6, 2023, in Allen, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
  • RETRANSMISSION TO CORRECT CITY TO ALLEN, TEXAS – A law enforcement officer walks as people are evacuated from a shopping center where a shooting occured Saturday, May 6, 2023, in Allen, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
  • A law enforcement officer carries a rifle as people are evacuated from a shopping center where a shooting occurred Saturday, May 6, 2023, in Allen, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)
  • People raise their hands as they leave a shopping center following reports of a shooting, Saturday, May 6, 2023, in Allen, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)People raise their hands as they leave a shopping center following reports of a shooting, Saturday, May 6, 2023, in Allen, Texas. (AP Photo/LM Otero)

The Associated Press contributed to this report.