Federal authorities expected to indict friend who bought guns used in attack
Friend of Syed Farook possibly facing criminal charges and treason
Federal authorities confirmed on Thursday the possibility of filing criminal charges against the neighbor of San Bernardino shooter Syed Farook who bought two of the guns used in last week’s terror attack. Enrique Marquez, the neighbor who legally purchased the AR-15 rifles that Farook and his wife Tashfeen Malik used to kill 14 people and wound 21 others at a social services building last week is expected to be indicted after providing substantial information to investigators about the terrorist couple and their acquaintances.
Law enforcement have not announced what charges specifically Marquez would face but remains the only person expected to be indicted anytime soon in connection with the attack. Marquez, 24, began speaking with federal authorities after they raided his mother’s home over the weekend. Right after the shootings, Marquez called his mother to say he was safe, but that he wouldn’t be coming home. The interrogation of Marquez was delayed by 72 hours after he checked himself into a mental health facility on Friday, two days after Farook and his wife, Tashfeen Malik, killed 14 people at a county officials’ holiday party at the Inland Regional Center in San Bernardino, Calif. In addition to the weapons allegedly purchased by Marquez, Farook and Malik used two handguns that Farook had purchased around the same time Marquez bought his guns, police said. All four weapons were bought legally in California.
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