San Bernardino school shooter fired 10 shots, reloaded once
- Author: Salvatore Jensen Apr 12, 2017,
Apr 12, 2017, 17:45
Lili Flores, a staff analyst for San Bernardino County, was at work not far from the Inland Regional Center when a husband and wife opened fire on an office holiday party there in 2015, killing 14 people, a lot of them her co-workers. But detectives turned up a handwritten letter at Anderson's home in which he wrote about "the relationship and fixing things, and it also made reference to feeling dishonored, and moving forward", Burguan said.
(AP Photo/Jae C. Hong). MORE: Students, parents embrace in emotional reunions after San Bernardino school shootingSurveillance cameras recorded Anderson as he initially tried to enter the school in the 5300 block of N. H Street through a locked secondary door Monday morning. A husband opened fire on his wife Monday in the elementary school. She came in every day with a smile on her face, and we're going to miss her.
"I'm gonna hug her".
In a short video posted on February 27, the 53-year-old talks about why he loves her.
The couple divorced in 1997. "She would never put the lives of her students in danger", Smith told NBC 4 Los Angeles. They did not, however, provide an exact count at the time.
Investigators found a handwritten note when they searched the home of a man police say fatally shot his estranged wife and a student in her elementary school classroom Monday and wounded another student before turning the gun on himself, investigators say.
Anderson was a "known person" by school staff, and all the precautionary procedures were taken to confirm his identity when he arrived at the school, Marsden said.
Marissa Perez, 8, was clearly distraught as she reunited with her mother.
San Bernardino Unified School District Superintendent Dr. Dale Marsen spoke about meeting with the Martinez family, in the wake of losing their only son.
Williams Syndrome is characterized by medical problems, learning disabilities, highly social personalities and an affinity for music. Sadly, one of the students, an 8-year-old boy named Jonathan Martinez, died from his injuries after being rushed to the hospital.
A 9-year-old student also behind Smith was hit in the upper body, police said, and he is expected to survive.
A candlelight vigil will be held at North Park Elementary School at 7 p.m. Tuesday.
From the office, Anderson walked into classroom B-1 and, without saying a word, opened fire at Smith from 10 to 15 feet away, according to a sequence of events presented by San Bernardino Police Chief Jarrod Burguan.
"I love being married to Karen Smith-Anderson!"
Family members told police that Mrs. Smith was afraid of Anderson but she had not filed a police report.
Anderson and Smith had married in late January but separated in mid-March after Anderson accused her of infidelity, leading Smith to move out, Burguan said.
The crowd was filled with educators and also some members of Smith's family fighting back tears on the solemn night.
Authorities say the man who shot and killed his estranged wife in a San Bernardino elementary school classroom had four arrests over 20 years but none of the cases ended in a conviction.
The shooter had a criminal history that included weapons charges, drug charges and accusations of domestic violence, Burguan said.
In an incident from a month later, the woman said Anderson woke up angry because she had future plans to go to karaoke with a neighbor, the document said. He didn't provide more details.
Fifteen students and two adult teacher assistants were in the classroom at the time of the shooting, police said.
An elementary school in San Bernardino that was the scene of a murder-suicide is closed for the time being.