Lafayette Police ID Gunman In Movie Theater Shooting
Police say John Russel Houser opened fire on a Lafayette, Louisiana, movie theater Thursday night, killing two and injuring nine others.By Briana Altergott, Elizabeth Hagedorn | July 24, 2015
We don’t know much about the man police say opened fire on a movie theater in Lafayette, Louisiana, but so far, a picture has emerged of a disaffected drifter — estranged from his family and who sympathized with white supremacist groups.
"He's been in Lafayette since early July as far as we can tell. He was staying at a local motel. … We found wigs and glasses and disguises basically in his room," Lafayette Police Chief Jim Craft said Friday.
According to police, John "Rusty" Houser purchased one ticket and sat by himself during a screening of "Trainwreck" at the Grand Theater multiplex in Lafayette.