Lafayette Police Department Three security cameras caught Houser before he carried out his fatal attack.
The Lafayette Police Department has released surveillance footage from the Grand Theatre of John Russel Houser minutes before he opened fire on fellow occupants in a screening of the movie “Trainwreck”.
In the chaos that followed last Thursday’s shooting at The Grand 16 movie theater in Lafayette, 911 calls from the scene indicate that the callers and dispatch didn’t realize in those first couple of minutes just how bad it was.
Lafayette city officials also released brief snippets of surveillance video that shows Houser purchase a ticket at the theater and walk through the lobby and down a hallway toward the auditorium where the shooting occurred.
In one call, a man breathing heavily said he heard six or seven shots from a man who “shot right at people“.
An officer said, “I need units and I need units with rifles in here”, before pleading for more officers to respond.
Another person tells a dispatcher there was a shooting, and the dispatcher replies that police and an ambulance are on the way. A woman in another call says she saw a girl who got shot walking out of the theater as she was walking in. Police say they found a wig and glasses in his motel room that they believe Houser used to disguise himself. Houser, 59, then killed himself, reported by police. Authorities haven’t disclosed any details about the journal’s contents. Despite being committed to mental health treatment in 2008, Houser had no trouble buying a.40-caliber handgun in Alabama a year ago. Johnson, 33, was in fact set to relax in a Lafayette resource which typically mirrored him of general music and across Louisiana custom whereas countless mankind comes a Franklin community center to recall 21-year-old Breaux. Breaux was a college student studying to be a radiology technician.