Monday, January 27, 2014

Aguilar Killed Two Zumiez Workers And Then Committed Suicide

Darion Marcus Aguilar

Photo: Howard County Police

Two Zumiez employees killed by lone gunman at the Mall of Columbia.

By H. Nelson Goodson
January 27, 2014

Columbia, Maryland - On Saturday, Darion Marcus Aguilar, 19, of College Park went to the Mall of Columbia armed with a shotgun and killed Brianna Benlolo, 21, of College Park and Tyler Johnson, 25, of Mount Airy, according to police. Both were employees at Zumiez, a skateboard shop at the mall.
Aguilar walked into the mall around 10:15 a.m., waited an hour and then went to the second level of the mall where the shop was located.
Aguilar used a Mossberg shotgun, which he bought legally in December. He fired between six to nine shots inside and outside the skateshop. Aguilar also shot one female in the foot and wounded four others when he fired his weapon to victims in the lower level of the mall. The victims were rushed to a local hospital for treatment.
After fatally shooting both Benlolo and Johnson, Aguilar then turned the weapon on himself and committed suicide.
Police recovered the shotgun and homemade explosives from Aguilar's body. Aguilar worked as a manager at a Dunkin' Donuts shop.
No motive for the killings and suicide has been determined, according to police.

Brianna Benlolo and Tyler Johnson killed by lone gunman.

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