The man accused of killing 22 people in a mass shooting in an El Paso Walmart confessed to police that he was targeting Mexicans, according to authorities.
The suspected gunman, 21-year-old Patrick Crusius, of Allen, Texas, has been booked on capital murder charges.
The affidavit from Detective Adrian Garcia said Crusius waived his right to remain silent and, after being taken into police custody, "The defendant stated his target (was) Mexicans".
"I'm the shooter", the affidavit, which was seen by Efe news on Friday, quoted Patrick Crusius as saying when he surrendered to police after pulling over and exiting his vehicle at an intersection near the Walmart that was the scene of the massacre on August 3.
Crusius later agreed to speak with detectives, telling them that he had driven to El Paso from the Dallas suburb of Allen and that he was targeting Mexicans in the attack.
Crusius is accused of shooting and killing 22 people and wounding two dozen more on Saturday, shortly after a manifesto appeared online explaining his motivation and decrying a "Hispanic invasion" of the United States.
Authorities believed that shortly before the attack, Crusius posted a racist screed online that railed against an influx of Hispanics into the United States. Federal prosecutors say they're weighing hate-crime charges.
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