Raleigh mass shooter suspects statewide injuries
Sources said 15-year-old Austin Thompson is at WakeMed, under 24-hour surveillance by Raleigh police officers. This monitoring will continue when he begins his physical rehabilitation, which sources say could take place as early as Friday.
Thompson has been hospitalized with serious injuries since being captured by police on the night of October 13. He was shot in the head when he was taken into custody. Police have not confirmed whether Thompson killed himself or was shot in a gunfight with officers.
Four of the Thompsons’ neighbors were also killed: off-duty Raleigh policeman Gabriel Torres, 29, who was on his way to work when he was shot; Marie Marshall, 34; Nicole Connors, 52, and Susan Karnatz, 49. Two people were injured. Raleigh Police Officer Casey Clark, 33, was treated and released from hospital that night. Marcille “Lynn” Gardner, a special education teacher who just turned 60, remains at WakeMed in stable condition with multiple surgeries ahead.
Polive has not yet said where Thompson obtained the weapons he allegedly used in the mass shooting.
Questions like that leave Hedingham’s neighbors nervous.
“After the shoot, I kind of lay down a bit and made sure nothing crazy was going to happen,” said Jream Mohammed. He and a friend were back at the lake in Hedingham on Friday, seeking to relax and heal some of the tension that was evident in the community.
“Time will get them through the healing process,” said a man who only gave his name as Otis said of his neighbors. “It will take time because lives have been taken.”
Thompson’s parents, Elise and Alan Thompson, said there were no warning signs of what their son was capable of.
“A motion has been filed in juvenile court, and we will proceed with a probable cause hearing and then request that these be transferred to adult or superior court for trial as adults.” , she said.