TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) — Authorities say the suspect in the mass shooting in Arizona picked up photos of himself in the early morning hours before he killed six people and gravely wounded a congresswoman.
A law enforcement official says the photos show Jared Loughner posing with a Glock semiautomatic pistol, dressed only in a bright red G-string.
The Pima County Sheriff's Office says Loughner dropped off the film on the eve of the shooting, checked into a motel and picked up his developed photos a few hours later.
Loughner posted "Goodbye friends" on his MySpace page just after 4 a.m. Around 7:30 a.m., he bought bullets at Walmart. He was pulled over by a wildlife officer afterward but was let go because he wasn't acting suspicious.
After returning home, Loughner was confronted by his father when he removed a black bag from the family car. His father chased after him, but he disappeared into the desert.
At around 9:40 a.m., authorities say he was picked up by a cab at a convenience store and driven to the supermarket where the shooting took place 30 minutes later.