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El Paso Walmart to reopen with memorial to mass shooting victims

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patty_c/iStock (FILE photo)(EL PASO, Texas) -- The El Paso Walmart where 22 people were killed and dozens others were injured in a mass shooting will reopen in the next few months, officials said Thursday.

“Nothing will erase [the] pain of Aug. 3 and we are hopeful that re-opening the store will be another testament to the strength and resiliency that has characterized the El Paso community in the wake of this tragedy,” Walmart spokesman Randy Hargrove said in a statement to ABC News.

The Cielo Vista store will undergo “extensive work” and be completely renovated before opening its doors again in three to four months, Hargrove said.

A permanent memorial for the victims of the shooting will also be erected at the store, according to the statement.

“Our goal is to establish a memorial that honors the victims, recognizes the binational relationship between El Paso and Ciudad Juarez, and celebrates the strength of the El Paso community,” Hargrove said.

He added that Walmart will proceed with “thoughtful and great regard” for the employees, the victims and the community in rebuilding the store and planning the memorial.

Exact details on the store’s re-opening are expected to be released in the coming weeks.

The El Paso Police Department and the FBI finished processing the crime scene at the store on Aug. 14. Police said they had “relinquished control” of the scene to Walmart officials.

A fence that was placed around the store will stay up to prevent trespassing and armed guards will also be on site, according to police.

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patty_c/iStock (FILE photo)(EL PASO, Texas) -- The El Paso Walmart where 22 people were killed and dozens others were injured in a mass shooting will reopen in the next few months, officials said Thursday.

“Nothing will erase [the] pain of Aug. 3 and we are hopeful that re-opening the store will be another testament to the strength and resiliency that has characterized the El Paso community in the wake of this tragedy,” Walmart spokesman Randy Hargrove said in a statement to ABC News.

The Cielo Vista store will undergo “extensive work” and be completely renovated before opening its doors again in three to four months, Hargrove said.

A permanent memorial for the victims of the shooting will also be erected at the store, according to the statement.

“Our goal is to establish a memorial that honors the victims, recognizes the binational relationship between El Paso and Ciudad Juarez, and celebrates the strength of the El Paso community,” Hargrove said.

He added that Walmart will proceed with “thoughtful and great regard” for the employees, the victims and the community in rebuilding the store and planning the memorial.

Exact details on the store’s re-opening are expected to be released in the coming weeks.

The El Paso Police Department and the FBI finished processing the crime scene at the store on Aug. 14. Police said they had “relinquished control” of the scene to Walmart officials.

A fence that was placed around the store will stay up to prevent trespassing and armed guards will also be on site, according to police.

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Ole Miss student's suspected killer to have psychological evaluation at state hospital

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Lafayette County Sheriffs Dept.(OXFORD, Miss.) -- The Ole Miss student accused of killing his 21-year-old classmate will undergo a psychological evaluation at a state hospital.

Brandon Theesfeld's defense attorneys requested the evaluation at a bond hearing on Thursday, saying the request came after they "received some new information." They did not elaborate on that information.

The defense withdrew its request for bond on Thursday.

Theesfeld, 22, was arrested for murder last month in the death of his college classmate Alexandria "Ally" Kostial.

Kostial, a St. Louis native studying marketing at Ole Miss, was on campus for summer school when she was shot and killed in July. Her body was found outside Oxford, Miss.

A motive has not been released, and Theesfeld's attorneys said he will enter a not guilty plea.

Theesfeld was arrested for murder two days after her body was found, authorities said. He was swiftly suspended from the university.

Meanwhile, Kostial's friends are forced to begin their senior year without the bubbly 21-year-old.

"She was just a light in any situation, in any room," Hannah Chauvin told ABC News on Wednesday.

"I miss her smile a lot," added Morgan Hull. "Even if she was upset, she was always smiling to some degree, and it was very genuine. And it just made me want to smile, too."

Adventurous, spontaneous and a lover of sunsets, Kostial had new goals every day, whether it was running an extra mile or starting a business, her friends said.

Kostial was an active member of the Ole Miss community, her friends say. She was the university golf club president, a member of the business fraternity and a yoga and Pilates teacher on campus.

A grand jury will convene next week where the case will be presented and charges will be determined, District Attorney Ben Creekmore said Thursday. The psychiatric evaluation will not impact these proceedings, Creekmore said.

Theesfeld will remain in custody as he awaits the psychiatric evaluation.

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Lafayette County Sheriffs Dept.(OXFORD, Miss.) -- The Ole Miss student accused of killing his 21-year-old classmate will undergo a psychological evaluation at a state hospital.

Brandon Theesfeld's defense attorneys requested the evaluation at a bond hearing on Thursday, saying the request came after they "received some new information." They did not elaborate on that information.

The defense withdrew its request for bond on Thursday.

Theesfeld, 22, was arrested for murder last month in the death of his college classmate Alexandria "Ally" Kostial.

Kostial, a St. Louis native studying marketing at Ole Miss, was on campus for summer school when she was shot and killed in July. Her body was found outside Oxford, Miss.

A motive has not been released, and Theesfeld's attorneys said he will enter a not guilty plea.

Theesfeld was arrested for murder two days after her body was found, authorities said. He was swiftly suspended from the university.

Meanwhile, Kostial's friends are forced to begin their senior year without the bubbly 21-year-old.

"She was just a light in any situation, in any room," Hannah Chauvin told ABC News on Wednesday.

"I miss her smile a lot," added Morgan Hull. "Even if she was upset, she was always smiling to some degree, and it was very genuine. And it just made me want to smile, too."

Adventurous, spontaneous and a lover of sunsets, Kostial had new goals every day, whether it was running an extra mile or starting a business, her friends said.

Kostial was an active member of the Ole Miss community, her friends say. She was the university golf club president, a member of the business fraternity and a yoga and Pilates teacher on campus.

A grand jury will convene next week where the case will be presented and charges will be determined, District Attorney Ben Creekmore said Thursday. The psychiatric evaluation will not impact these proceedings, Creekmore said.

Theesfeld will remain in custody as he awaits the psychiatric evaluation.

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Manhunt underway for sniper who shot Los Angeles sheriff's deputy

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KABC(LOS ANGELES) -- A sniper located in an apartment building in Los Angeles County opened fire on a sheriff's deputy just outside his station house on Wednesday afternoon.

The deputy, identified as 21-year-old Angel Reinosa, was shot in his bulletproof vest in the parking lot of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Lancaster station by someone in the apartment building across the street, which is a government-subsidized facility.

The shooting took place in Lancaster, about an hour north of downtown Los Angeles, at about 2:45 p.m. local time.

"Think about what happened here -- a sniper took out one of our deputies," Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris said at a press conference. "And the only reason that deputy is alive is because he had his vest on."

"He was getting ready to take that vest off," he added. "Had he done so, it would've been a much more tragic situation."

The suspect is still on the loose, authorities said early Thursday. Sheriff's deputies cleared the apartment building overnight and did not find the person. The suspect has not been named, and it is unclear if they are a resident of the building.

Reinosa has been treated and released from the hospital and there was no puncture wound.

He has been with the sheriff's office for about a year and at the Lancaster station for just three months, authorities said.

Sgt. Benjamin Grubb, in the L.A. County Sheriff's Department Information Bureau, called the shooting a "contemptible assault."

Parris was critical of a mental health facility, Mental Health America of Los Angeles, that shares a parking lot with the apartment building, however, the apartments provide housing for a variety of low- and middle-income residents and those who were formerly homeless, according to the Los Angeles Times.

"It's not just a four-story apartment building, it's a four-story apartment building that is government subsidized for mentally ill people," Parris said. "I mean, let's call it what it is. Why do you put mentally ill people in a four-story apartment building across from the sheriff's department?"

A spokesperson for the facility told Los Angeles ABC station KABC that the mental health facility is in the same complex, but separate from the apartments, which are not specifically for patients.

"They let people live in our apartment complex who have mental illness," Terrisa McGhee, who lives in the apartment complex, told KABC. "It's kind of scary because there's no security onsite 24 hours. Management is never here when things happen. The cops are in there constantly. So it's not a surprise."

It is unknown whether the suspect is a patient.

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KABC(LOS ANGELES) -- A sniper located in an apartment building in Los Angeles County opened fire on a sheriff's deputy just outside his station house on Wednesday afternoon.

The deputy, identified as 21-year-old Angel Reinosa, was shot in his bulletproof vest in the parking lot of the Los Angeles County Sheriff's Lancaster station by someone in the apartment building across the street, which is a government-subsidized facility.

The shooting took place in Lancaster, about an hour north of downtown Los Angeles, at about 2:45 p.m. local time.

"Think about what happened here -- a sniper took out one of our deputies," Lancaster Mayor R. Rex Parris said at a press conference. "And the only reason that deputy is alive is because he had his vest on."

"He was getting ready to take that vest off," he added. "Had he done so, it would've been a much more tragic situation."

The suspect is still on the loose, authorities said early Thursday. Sheriff's deputies cleared the apartment building overnight and did not find the person. The suspect has not been named, and it is unclear if they are a resident of the building.

Reinosa has been treated and released from the hospital and there was no puncture wound.

He has been with the sheriff's office for about a year and at the Lancaster station for just three months, authorities said.

Sgt. Benjamin Grubb, in the L.A. County Sheriff's Department Information Bureau, called the shooting a "contemptible assault."

Parris was critical of a mental health facility, Mental Health America of Los Angeles, that shares a parking lot with the apartment building, however, the apartments provide housing for a variety of low- and middle-income residents and those who were formerly homeless, according to the Los Angeles Times.

"It's not just a four-story apartment building, it's a four-story apartment building that is government subsidized for mentally ill people," Parris said. "I mean, let's call it what it is. Why do you put mentally ill people in a four-story apartment building across from the sheriff's department?"

A spokesperson for the facility told Los Angeles ABC station KABC that the mental health facility is in the same complex, but separate from the apartments, which are not specifically for patients.

"They let people live in our apartment complex who have mental illness," Terrisa McGhee, who lives in the apartment complex, told KABC. "It's kind of scary because there's no security onsite 24 hours. Management is never here when things happen. The cops are in there constantly. So it's not a surprise."

It is unknown whether the suspect is a patient.

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Strong storms set to batter Midwest and East, high fire danger in the West

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ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A large area of the country will see strong storms continuing Thursday with possible flash flooding in areas all the way from Oklahoma to Maine.

Flash flood watches are currently in effect for four states including Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, and Illinois Thursday morning where some areas have already seen up to 5 inches of rain.

Later Thursday afternoon and evening the cold front that has been the catalyst for the storms in the Plains will move to the East Coast with strong storms and damaging winds from Maine to the Carolinas including Boston, New York City, Washington, D.C., and Raleigh.

Strong storms are also possible in the Ohio Valley Thursday where some areas could see heavy rain and possible flash flooding.

Heavy rainfall totals are expected from Arkansas to the Carolinas for the next 48 hours with some areas expecting more than 4 inches of rain.

The heat wave in the South is finally going to subside Thursday due to the cooling thunderstorms that are forecast for Thursday afternoon. All heat alerts across the region have been dropped.

The only heat alerts left in the East are in New York City and New Jersey where the heat index could reach the mid-90s by this afternoon.

In the West, several cities reached record highs yesterday including 114 Fahrenheit in Phoenix and 110 in Tucson.

The record heat, dry conditions and lightning helped to spark severe brush fires in Arizona and forced the closure of Interstate 17.

But the record heat will subside a bit in most of Arizona today while further north the National Weather Service issued red flag warnings for high fire danger in Utah, Wyoming, and Colorado due to gusty winds.

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ABC News(NEW YORK) -- A large area of the country will see strong storms continuing Thursday with possible flash flooding in areas all the way from Oklahoma to Maine.

Flash flood watches are currently in effect for four states including Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, and Illinois Thursday morning where some areas have already seen up to 5 inches of rain.

Later Thursday afternoon and evening the cold front that has been the catalyst for the storms in the Plains will move to the East Coast with strong storms and damaging winds from Maine to the Carolinas including Boston, New York City, Washington, D.C., and Raleigh.

Strong storms are also possible in the Ohio Valley Thursday where some areas could see heavy rain and possible flash flooding.

Heavy rainfall totals are expected from Arkansas to the Carolinas for the next 48 hours with some areas expecting more than 4 inches of rain.

The heat wave in the South is finally going to subside Thursday due to the cooling thunderstorms that are forecast for Thursday afternoon. All heat alerts across the region have been dropped.

The only heat alerts left in the East are in New York City and New Jersey where the heat index could reach the mid-90s by this afternoon.

In the West, several cities reached record highs yesterday including 114 Fahrenheit in Phoenix and 110 in Tucson.

The record heat, dry conditions and lightning helped to spark severe brush fires in Arizona and forced the closure of Interstate 17.

But the record heat will subside a bit in most of Arizona today while further north the National Weather Service issued red flag warnings for high fire danger in Utah, Wyoming, and Colorado due to gusty winds.

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Guns, tactical gear seized from home of cook who threatened mass shooting at Calif. Marriott

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Long Beach Police Department(LONG BEACH, Calif.) -- Police seized multiple guns, hundreds of rounds of ammunition and tactical gear from the home of a 37-year-old California man who allegedly threatened coworkers and guests at the hotel where he worked as a cook.

A Long Beach Marriott colleague of Rodolfo Montoya's contacted the Long Beach Police Department on Monday after Montoya threatened to carry out a mass shooting there.

A search of Montoya's Huntington Beach home on Tuesday revealed the weapons cache, which included high-capacity magazines and assault rifles, all of which are illegal to possess in California.

Montoya has been charged with manufacturing and distributing assault weapons, possession of an assault weapon and making a criminal threat, the LBPD said in a statement on Wednesday. He's being held on $500,000 bail at the city jail in Long Beach.

"In recent months, we have seen several tragic incidents that have resulted in many lives lost," Police Chief Robert G. Luna said in the statement. "The witnesses who came forward and the diligence of our employees involved in this investigation very likely prevented a threat of violence and saved many lives."

Luna thanked the hotel employee for coming forward with the information.

"This incident," Luna added, "is excellent example of the 'See Something, Say Something' philosophy and how critical it is to report suspicious activity to law enforcement."

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Long Beach Police Department(LONG BEACH, Calif.) -- Police seized multiple guns, hundreds of rounds of ammunition and tactical gear from the home of a 37-year-old California man who allegedly threatened coworkers and guests at the hotel where he worked as a cook.

A Long Beach Marriott colleague of Rodolfo Montoya's contacted the Long Beach Police Department on Monday after Montoya threatened to carry out a mass shooting there.

A search of Montoya's Huntington Beach home on Tuesday revealed the weapons cache, which included high-capacity magazines and assault rifles, all of which are illegal to possess in California.

Montoya has been charged with manufacturing and distributing assault weapons, possession of an assault weapon and making a criminal threat, the LBPD said in a statement on Wednesday. He's being held on $500,000 bail at the city jail in Long Beach.

"In recent months, we have seen several tragic incidents that have resulted in many lives lost," Police Chief Robert G. Luna said in the statement. "The witnesses who came forward and the diligence of our employees involved in this investigation very likely prevented a threat of violence and saved many lives."

Luna thanked the hotel employee for coming forward with the information.

"This incident," Luna added, "is excellent example of the 'See Something, Say Something' philosophy and how critical it is to report suspicious activity to law enforcement."

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Tennessee man arrested for threatening to 'shoot up' a Planned Parenthood in Washington, DC

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Philip Rozenski/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- A 20-year-old Tennessee man was arrested on Wednesday for making threats online to "shoot up" a Planned Parenthood clinic in Washington, D.C.

Jacob Cooper, of Clarksville, Tenn., was charged with transmitting "a communication containing a threat to injure another" and could face up to five years in prison, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia.

Cooper appeared in court Wednesday and is scheduled for another hearing on Aug. 26.

According to the criminal complaint, Cooper called himself "Jacco" on iFunny, a social media site, and on Aug. 13 responded to another user's post by writing: "Make sure you tell them about how I plan to shoot up a planned parenthood facility in Washington D.C., on August 19th at 3pm."

Cooper, according to the DOJ statement, also posted on Aug. 13: "If you are a member of the FBI, CIA, whatever, and are on my profile I will trace your IP address and kill you if the opportunity arises. And I am dead serious about this. I'll do it with ricin, a bomb, or .308. Whatever it takes, then [sic] end result will be the same. I am serious about this. If I am personally contacted by any federal agents, I will do this. I will kill you. Again, I am serious. Sic semper tyrannis."

"Sic semper tyrannis," when translated from Latin, loosely means, "Death to tyrants."

It's what John Wilkes Booth shouted after shooting Abraham Lincoln.

Cooper is the second person arrested within a week for threatening a women's health clinic on iFunny. A 19-year-old Chicago man was apprehended Aug. 16 for posting, in part, that he would "proceed to slaughter and murder any doctor, patient, or visitor I see in the area."

President Donald Trump, after he said, "We have to have to have very meaningful background checks," following mass shootings in Texas and Ohio, appeared to walk back those remarks on Tuesday, the same day he had a phone call with National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre.

"We have strong background checks right now," he said from the Oval Office. "It's a mental problem. I've said it 100 times, it's not the gun that pulls the trigger, it's the person that pulls the trigger."

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Philip Rozenski/iStock(WASHINGTON) -- A 20-year-old Tennessee man was arrested on Wednesday for making threats online to "shoot up" a Planned Parenthood clinic in Washington, D.C.

Jacob Cooper, of Clarksville, Tenn., was charged with transmitting "a communication containing a threat to injure another" and could face up to five years in prison, according to a statement from the U.S. Attorney's Office for the District of Columbia.

Cooper appeared in court Wednesday and is scheduled for another hearing on Aug. 26.

According to the criminal complaint, Cooper called himself "Jacco" on iFunny, a social media site, and on Aug. 13 responded to another user's post by writing: "Make sure you tell them about how I plan to shoot up a planned parenthood facility in Washington D.C., on August 19th at 3pm."

Cooper, according to the DOJ statement, also posted on Aug. 13: "If you are a member of the FBI, CIA, whatever, and are on my profile I will trace your IP address and kill you if the opportunity arises. And I am dead serious about this. I'll do it with ricin, a bomb, or .308. Whatever it takes, then [sic] end result will be the same. I am serious about this. If I am personally contacted by any federal agents, I will do this. I will kill you. Again, I am serious. Sic semper tyrannis."

"Sic semper tyrannis," when translated from Latin, loosely means, "Death to tyrants."

It's what John Wilkes Booth shouted after shooting Abraham Lincoln.

Cooper is the second person arrested within a week for threatening a women's health clinic on iFunny. A 19-year-old Chicago man was apprehended Aug. 16 for posting, in part, that he would "proceed to slaughter and murder any doctor, patient, or visitor I see in the area."

President Donald Trump, after he said, "We have to have to have very meaningful background checks," following mass shootings in Texas and Ohio, appeared to walk back those remarks on Tuesday, the same day he had a phone call with National Rifle Association CEO Wayne LaPierre.

"We have strong background checks right now," he said from the Oval Office. "It's a mental problem. I've said it 100 times, it's not the gun that pulls the trigger, it's the person that pulls the trigger."

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