Federal law enforcement officials have now gone on record to say that the Navy Yard shooter has been identified as Aaron Alexis. CNN reported that Alexis is indeed the man that went on a shooting spree on Monday, Sept. 16, 2013, and ended up killing at least 12 people.
Due to not being authorized to speak publicly about the situation, the two officials spoke to the press on condition of anonymity. When done though, it was confirmed that Alexis was the shooter in the rampage that took place in the Washington Navy Yard on Monday morning.
Alexis, the dead suspect, is said to have been a 34-year-old military contractor from Texas. He was identified through his fingerprints as well as an identification card that was on his body.
One federal official said that it is believed Aaron Alexis got into the Navy Yard by using the identification card of someone else. It is not clear if that person was an accomplice or if Alexis did steal the ID card from that person.
12 people have been confirmed dead, and three other victims are said to be in stable condition at this time. One man has multiple gunshot wounds to his legs and needs a "complex surgery." One female victim is said to be "very, very lucky" to be ok. The third victim does not need surgery.
All three of them are expected to recover.