El Paso Police Dispute Man’s Story Of Heroism During Attack

Shooting suspect Patrick Crusius charged with capital murder for a mass shooting at a Walmart store in El Paso is seen in this police

Crusius, 21, allegedly cased the Walmart - located near the U.S. -Mexico border - to size up the clientele prior to carrying out the attack that killed 22 people and injured dozens more on August 3, according to authorities.

Grant was indeed shot twice near his rib cage, according to The El Paso Times, and his sister shared on Facebook that he underwent at least two surgeries.

"Chris suffered two very serious gunshot wounds, but he is recovering well and we wish him the best", Trump said at the time.

A GoFundMe for Grant has raised almost $17,000.

But El Paso police spokesman Sgt. Enrique Carrillo told the Washington Examiner that Grant's "statements were inconsistent with what was revealed on video".

"His actions were captured by surveillance cameras and they are not as described by Mr. Grant", Carrillo said.

He has since been held without bond and placed on suicide watch at the El Paso County Detention Facility, where authorities say he has been cooperating with the investigation.

'They would have been informed, as I am telling you now, that our detectives reviewed hours of video and his actions did not match his account.

According to court documents reviewed by the Washington Examiner, Grant pleaded guilty earlier this year to stealing a auto.

Even though Grant was not at the White House ceremony, a member of his family attended. He was arrested beforehand by the Secret Service for being a "fugitive from justice", according to a spokesperson for the Washington Metropolitan Police Department. He was missing from the ceremony at which the president awarded him a certificate of heroism, but his mother accepted the award on her son's behalf.

The president said in his speech: 'Chris Grant was picking out snacks for his kids when he suddenly saw the murderer firing at innocent shoppers a few aisles away from him. His family is here. "So please thank Chris for us, please".

In a statement, the Secret Service confirmed that "a White House visitor with an arrest warrant was temporarily detained" on Monday, although they declined to name the person. The Secret Service says Grant was detained because there was a warrant out for his arrest, but he was released after it was determined that the agency involved would not extradite him.

It was not clear what Grant was charged with related to Monday's arrest. Texas court records show he has a lengthy criminal history involving theft and evading arrest, the Washington Examiner reported. He was sentenced to eight months in prison in March.



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