Suspected D.C. shooter born in Queens: FBI

Police converge on M Street, SE in Washington, after a gunman was reported at the Washington Navy Yard. AP Photo/Jacquelyn Martin
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A man suspected of fatally shooting a dozen people at a Washington, D.C. naval facility Monday morning was born in Queens and lived in Flushing for two years, according to the FBI and published reports.

Aaron Alexis, 34, was among the 13 found dead in the Washington Navy Yard after police say he shot his way through the facility beginning shortly after 8 a.m., The Washington Post reported.

Alexis most recently lived in Fort Worth, Texas, but according to the FBI, he was born in Queens May 9, 1979.

A report in the Forth Worth-based Star-Telegram, said he called Flushing home from 2000 to 2002.

As of Monday afternoon, police were still searching for at least one other man who may have been involved in the shootings, according to The Post.

Flushing has been connected to several infamous incidents that made national news, including a terrorist plot by former Flushing High School students Zarein Ahmedzay, Adis Medunjanin and Najibullah Zazi to blow up New York City subways in 2010. They were all found guilty.

Reach reporter Joe Anuta by e-mail at or by phone at 718-260-4566.

Updated 1:48 pm, September 17, 2013
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oh well from Queens says:
Too bad he was not aborted
Sept. 16, 2013, 7:07 pm
Joe Moretti from Jamaica says:
Very ironic that the United States wants to police the rest of the world (Syria, Iraq, etc) but cannot police their own country.

Time to start to focus in our own backyard instead of wasting billions of dollars and lives policing the rest of the world.
Sept. 17, 2013, 7:51 am
what we need from Douglaston says:
We need to start locking up the insane like we used to years ago. Letting them go free when they promise to take medicine just does not work. All people care about is their rights, what about the rights of the rest of us to not be pushed onto a subway track, to not be shot in a school or other public building. Enacting laws to keep crazies from guns does not work, look at Newton where his mother bought him guns.
Sept. 17, 2013, 11:09 am
Cowards need guns from Whereever says:
I agree w you Joe its a shame. U.S is a country living in fear
Oct. 3, 2013, 3:33 pm

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