Police refuse to release nationality or immigration status of Texas Walmart shooter

The Amarillo Police Department is purposely withholding the nationality and immigration status of the armed man who stormed a Walmart and took two employees hostage Tuesday.

“Lt. Bohannon may release that in follow up releases but he specifically did not release this at this time,” APD Sgt. Brent Barbee told The Daily Caller News Foundation, when asked about the immigration status and nationality of the suspect.

Police shot and killed Mohammad Moghaddam, 54, after he allegedly fired a gun in the Walmart and took two co-workers hostage around 11 a.m. central time in what police say was a workplace dispute over a promotion. The APD identified the suspect’s name, address and age late Tuesday afternoon, but did not reveal any further identifying information.

Controlling the narrative.

  • FivePointSpurgeon

    If they keep control of the narrative like this, Trump might win by 20 points.

  • ghost of benghazi

    I am going to run loose with facts here and say a muslim dominated country.

    • Justin St.Denis

      Somalia, going by the name.

      • ghost of benghazi

        Actually it is Iran. That came out this afternoon.

        • Clausewitz

          Shithole A or Shithole B. It’s still a shithole.

  • LittleRed1

    Original report was Somali, today’s local newspaper (Amarillo Globe News) says Iranian. Amarillo has a lot of refugees/immigrants from both areas, so either is possible.

  • Norman_In_New_York

    The name alone tells us all we need to know about the shooter.

  • Alain

    Had he been a white non-church-going guy, you can bet your life his name would have immediately been shouted from the towers along with claiming he was a Christian. Enough of this BS, I mean in Texas for goodness sake where they should know better.

  • Daviddowntown

    When they collude in suppressing the identity of the killers they become complicit.

  • Dana Garcia

    “Mohammed” is a big hint of an important fact.

  • tom_billesley

    Mohammad Moghaddam, an immigrant, came to Amarillo with his family eight years ago from Iran.
    Immigrant services from Amarillo would not discuss with reporters whether they helped relocate the family to the Amarillo area.


  • moraywatson

    Well according to Obama, it shouldn’t matter what identity the killer has or how he is labelled…unless of course they are white or Republican.

  • Clink9

    Funny how the police know but not the people that pay their wages.

  • ed

    moghaddam is an Iranian surname reports said he spoke in “farsi ” so your guess is as good as mine but being a MO kinda say`s it all

  • tom_billesley

    His name is given as Mohammad Sadegh Moghaddam
    It was originally reported by KFDA-TV and police that Moghaddam was from Somalia.
    That turned out to be wrong.

  • Hard Little Machine

    An Akbar. All you need to know.

  • Tom Forsythe

    He could have been one of the Cape Cod Moghaddams…

    • Justin St.Denis


  • vimy

    Did a women get the promotion over him.

  • Gary

    Keep in mind how this report wants to put the blame on a promotion that provoked this.
    So please tell Wynne , Trudeau and John Tory that their Vigil was waste because the gays in Florida PROVOKED the msulim to slaughter homosexual in the gay bar which was not Homophobia and nor is condemning this Jihad islamophobia .
    So when the bombs go off on July 3rd during the PRIDE parade while Wynne and Trudeau and Tory are in it, we must make sure to assign blame to the gays for PROVOKING that attack by offending peaceful muslims driven to jihad.

    The CBC blamed Pam Geller last year for the Garland Tx jihad plot that failed. She held an event that was related to Art work dealing with muhamamd and this offended peaceful muslims that drove over 1000 miles to slaughter dosens of infidels for allah .

  • Maggat

    Mohammad Moghaddam, that is enough to point me in the correct direction regarding his faith. His nationality is irrelevant.