Lafayette Shooter ID’d: John Russell Houser from Alabama – Conservative Radio Guest, Tea Party Supporter, Mental Health Issues
Lafayette officials identified the Grand Theater shooter as John Russell Houser from Alabama.
The gunman who opened fire inside a packed movie theater in Lafayette, Louisiana, Thursday night, was 59-year-old John Russell Houser, police said at a news conference today.
Houser is among three people who died, police said.
Nine others were injured.
Houser is from Phoenix City, Alabama, and has no known connection to Lafayette, police said. Houser was described as a drifter by police, who said he had likely been in Lafayette since early July.
The shooting occurred at the Grand 16 Theater on Johnston Street where a screening of Amy Schumer’s “Trainwreck” was reportedly playing. Conditions of those injured range from non-life-threatening to critical and their ages ranged from the late teens to their 60s, Lafayette Police Chief Jim Craft said at a news conference.
The shooting comes one week after James Holmes was convicted of killing 12 people and wounding 70 others in a movie theater in Aurora, Colorado.
Police said they believed one person had been released from the hospital as of early Friday morning. They also said that one person was in surgery and not doing well.
John Houser has a profile on Linked in.
From his profile he was a business owner and a conservative radio guest.
John Houser was a business owner.
He also bragged on his Linked in profile that he was a frequent conservative radio guest.
RISE AND SHINE WLTZ NBC 38
Guest host one day per week for more than 60 episodes. Invited political controversy on every one of them, and loved every minute of it.
On 13 occasions I was a guest of Doug Kellet on WRCG talk radio. ” ” ” ” ” !
Houser had a profile at Tea Party Nation website.
From his political forum account Houser said he had NO PARTY affiliation and did not vote.
He sounds like a racist from his comments on a different website.
The more hard working people with family values we have,the better.What we need to worry about is those who WILL NOT WORK and have no concept of family.They may largely be identified by race also.
MORE….. Houser was estranged from his family and had mental health issues.
He applied for gun but did not pass the background check.