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Search warrant details items seized at Aztec shooter's home

Emily Jaceks
December 12, 2017 10:10 PM

ALBUQUERQUE, N.M. -- New details are emerging on what was inside the home of the man who took two innocent lives at Aztec High School last week.


Last Thursday, police say William Atchison walked into the small town's school armed with a Glock pistol and killed Paco Fernandez and Casey Marquez, before taking his own life.

Police have released few details about who the killer was and what may have motivated his attack, but a search of his home is slowly starting to bring those pieces together.

In a 33-page document that KOB obtained Tuesday, authorities revealed police confiscated 37 12-gauge shotgun hulls, nine 16-gauge shotgun shells, a gun magazine, a gun lockbox filled with ammunition and a box for the Glock Atchison reportedly used in the school shooting.

That's in addition to the ammunition authorities couldn't take, five empty boxes for 9-millimeter rounds and the invoice for the bullets shipped directly to Atchison.

Two weapons were seized, including a .22 caliber rifle. Investigators also found several drawings, goodbye notes and a notebook with passwords inside. There was also a book "Walking in Daniel's Shoes," written by the father of a 1999 Columbine High School massacre victim.

Authorities are reviewing his computer and Xbox 360. According to documents, Atchison's brother said he often used the devices to chat with others. Police believe this could give them clues as to whether he acted alone.

According to the documents, Atchison called his father on a cell phone around 6 a.m. the morning of the shooting. He complained of being angry with customers and others. Documents state no cell phone was ever found at the crime scene.


Emily Jaceks

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