“The indictment indicates that Kareem took the shooters — Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi — to practice shooting and gave them assault rifles.” Clearly this was planned for a considerable time, and these jihad murderers are likely to have chosen a soft target.
Investigators said they arrested a third person in connection with the shooting outside a “Draw the Prophet” contest in Garland in May.
According to Phoenix NBC affiliate KPNX, a federal grand jury indicted Abdul Malik Abdul Kareem, also known as Decarus Thomas, on charges of conspiracy, weapons possession and lying to federal investigators.
The indictment indicates that Kareem took the shooters — Elton Simpson and Nadir Soofi — to practice shooting and gave them assault rifles.
Simpson and Soofi opened fire on an unarmed security officer stationed outside the contest at the Curtis Culwell Center May 3, according to authorities. The security guard was wounded in the leg before the gunmen were killed at the scene.
According to the indictment, Kareem told FBI agents two days later that he did not know Simpson and Soofi and denied knowing about the planned shooting.
The indictment does not spell out where the guns came from or where Kareem was during the attacks. It also says nothing about any potential ties to terrorism or ISIS.