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Suspect arrested in Korean hair salon shooting had ‘delusions’ about Asians: report

As The Dallas Morning News reports, the suspect arrested in connection with the shooting at a Korean hair salon in Texas last week had “delusions” about Asians.

Jeremy Smith, 36, was arrested early Tuesday and charged with three counts of assault with a deadly weapon in the May 11 shooting, according to online prison records.

Smith allegedly entered the Hair World salon last Wednesday and shot three women who sustained non-life-threatening injuries. The saloon owner, an employee and a customer, who were reportedly of Korean descent, were injured in the attack.

Smith reportedly fired his gun 13 times before escaping into his van. He later told police that he had a .380 handgun and a .22-caliber, Kalashnikov-type rifle.

In an interview with police, Smith’s unidentified girlfriend said that Smith “began to have the illusion that an Asian mob was following her or trying to harm her”, following a car accident two years earlier in which an Asian The person was involved, as per the police affidavit obtained earlier. Dallas Morning News.

His girlfriend reportedly told detectives that Smith was “admitted to several mental health facilities” and fired after he “verbally assaulted” his Asian boss.

The FBI Dallas Field Office announced Monday that it has opened a federal hate crimes investigation into the shootings. Dallas Police Chief Eddie Garcia said last week that his department was investigating a possible link between Wednesday’s attack and two other recent violent incidents targeting the Asian American community.

“We are very nervous. We are very tired,” one of the victims, who did not reveal his identity, told The Dallas Morning News. “It happened to us for no reason at all.”

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