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Mauricio Garcia biography: 10 things about US Army veteran from Dallas, Texas


Mauricio Garcia was a Hispanic man from Texas, United States. Here are 10 more things about him:

Mauricio Garcia
Mauricio Garcia
  1. He was a resident of Dallas, Texas. So are his parents and his brother Christian Garcia, who has several criminal records, including burglary of habitation and public intoxication.
  2. He drove a gray Dodge Charger that always parked in front of his parents’ house in Dallas.
  3. He had hundreds of social media posts with racially or ethnically motivated violent extremist rhetoric, including neo-Nazi material and material espousing white supremacy. The posts were neither liked nor shared by other users.
  4. In June 2008, he joined the U.S. Army.
  5. In September 2008, he was removed from the U.S. Army due to mental health concerns. He was separated under the 2005 edition of Army Regulation 635-200, paragraph 5–17, Other designated physical or mental conditions.
  6. In 2015, he received firearms proficiency training, which covers security laws in Texas and includes firearm training and the demonstration of firearm proficiency.
  7. From April 2016 to April 2020, he was approved to work as a commissioned security guard in Texas. Before his license expired, he had three previous employers.
  8. In 2018, he completed a separate firearms proficiency training course that requires six hours of continuing education.
  9. On February 10, 2022, he was arrested in Dallas County, Texas.
  10. On May 6, 2023, he went to the Allen Premium Outlets in Allen, Collin County, Texas wearing a tactical vest and armed with an AR-15 style assault weapon. At around 3:30 p.m., he opened fire at the mall, killing eight people and injuring at least seven others who ranged in age from 5 to 61. Shortly after, he was fatally shot by a police officer outside an H&M store at the mall. He was 33. Shortly before his death, he worked as a security guard while staying in an extended stay hotel in Dallas.

(This is a developing story. More details are being added.)


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