‘I was in shock,’ suspected mass shooter’s roommate speaks out
LAS VEGAS (KLAS) — A person who stated he was the roommate of a suspected gunman in a mass capturing in California on Sunday advised 8 News Now he’s not shocked by the information.
Jordin Davis was woke up by legislation enforcement in the in a single day hours on Monday with a search warrant.
He stated the mass capturing got here as a shock, however it’s plausible that hate was his motivation.
“I would have to say it is probably the case, especially when he was telling me that he had also left Taiwan because of how he wasn’t liking how things were rolling there politically,” Davis advised 8 News Now. “He told me he wants absolutely nothing to do with Taiwan.”
Davis gave 8 News Now video of David Chou’s room after it was searched. He stated Chou moved to the house in February. He described Chou as a pleasant individual and stated Chou would even prepare dinner meals for him.
“They just came to my house unexpectedly at 1 o’clock in the morning to, basically, let me know what happened along with a search warrant they presented,” Davis stated. “I was in shock.”
Davis stated he didn’t know Chou had firearms.
“To put it simply, he was a very kind, generous guy, he treated my dog accordingly, he identified himself as a Christian like I do,” Davis added.
68-year-old David Chou is going through a number of costs, together with homicide.
Authorities stated he left southern Nevada on Saturday, drove to Orange County, California, and opened hearth in a church on Sunday.
One individual was killed and 5 others have been injured. Police imagine he was concentrating on the Taiwanese neighborhood, and the capturing is being investigated as a hate crime.
Authorities stated Chou is initially from China and has lived in the U.S. for a number of years. David stated he was advised Chou’s two sons and ex-wife moved to Taiwan just lately.
Davis stated Chou was a safety officer at a number of locations on the Strip.
The FBI says it has opened a federal hate crimes investigation into the capturing as effectively.
Chou has not been charged with a hate crime.