Authorities have identified both of the suspected shooters who were killed Sunday after they allegedly opened fire on a Texas cartoon exhibition that featured images of the prophet Mohammad.
Elton Simpson, 30, and Nadir Soofi, 34, injured a officer when they fired assault rifles at the exhibition in Garland, Texas, just before 7 p.m., the Washington Post reports.
The two men were shot and killed by the officer, Bruce Joiner, who normally works a traffic beat as a local school district security officer but was at the controversial event as a part of a robust security detail, Garland police spokesperson Joe Harn said.
The event, a contest for cartoons of the Prophet Mohammad, had a heavy police presence owing to its controversial nature. Islam largely prohibits depictions of Muhammad, and similar cartoons published in the French newspaper Charlie Hebdo inspired a deadly attack by Islamist extremists on its Paris offices…
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