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Police obtain photos of armed Arizona shooter in red g-string

by Jorge Hernandez on January 17, 2011

Police announced on Friday that they have obtained several photos of suspected Arizona gunman Jared Lee Loughner posing in a red g-string with the 9mm glock pistol he may have used to shoot congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords and several others at the Safeway supermarket in Tucson, Arizona on January 8.

According to the New York Times, Loughner dropped off a roll of 35mm film at a local Walgreen's the night before the shooting. The photos were subsequently passed off to the authorities after it was revealed that he allegedly opened fire on a crowd participating in a meet-and-greet with the Democratic Representative, killing six and wounding 13 others.

"In some of the photos he is holding the gun by his crotch and in others, presumably shot in a mirror, he is holding the gun next to his buttocks, the police said. It was not yet clear when the photos were taken or whether Mr. Loughner had ordered any prints," the news source reports.

Giffords is rapidly recovering from the gunshot wound to her head. Recent developments in her status have led to an improvement from "critical" to "serious" condition, as she is now breathing on her own without the help of a ventilator.

The photos are the newest development in a series of revelations about Loughner's mental instability. Friends, teachers and associates have described his behavior as erratic, volatile and often dissociative, reporting that he often made others uncomfortable.

Loughner allegedly made a video about the community college which later suspended him for behavioral misconduct, claiming that the school was scamming him and robbing him of free speech.

"This is the school that I go to. This is my genocide school, where I'm going to be homeless because of the school," Loughner said as he narrated the video.

Loughner is being held without bail in a Phoenix jail on charges of murder, attempted murder and attempting to kill a member of Congress.

The photographs are currently being investigated by the FBI and have not yet been released to the public.

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