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You Said He Used Your Guns?': Friend of San Bernardino Shooter Made 911 Call Hours After Massacre


"Why did he have to do it?"

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Enrique Marquez, the neighbor and childhood friend of San Bernardino attacker Syed Farook, made a 911 call "hours after the shooting" saying it was carried out with one of his guns, ABC News reported, citing court documents

The details were made public Thursday in a criminal complaint against Marquez who's charged with material support of terrorism after allegedly providing Farook and his wife Tashfeen Malik with the guns used in the California massacre that took 14 lives on Dec. 2.

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Here's the partial transcription of the 911 call from Marquez, 24, according to Business Insider:

911: And what's wrong? Why do you feel like you want to kill yourself? What's going on?

Marquez: I don't know. My neighbor. He did the San Bernardino shooting.

911: Your neighbor did what?

Marquez: He did the San Bernardino shooting.

911: Your neighbor was in the San Bernardino shooting? He died or what he was the shooter or what?

Marquez: He was the shooter.

911: He was the shooter?


Marquez: The f***ing asshole used my gun in the shooting.

911: You said he used your gun?

Marquez: Yes. Oh my God.

911: How do you know it's your gun?

Marquez: [unintelligible] They can trace all the guns back to me.

911: It wasn't. How did he get your gun?

Marquez: I couldn't have it at home because I have brothers and then I got moved and then I can't have it around [unintelligible].

911: So you gave him your gun?

Marquez: Only for safe storage.

911: It was in storage?

Marquez: Yeah.

911: How did he get it out of storage?

Marquez: It wasn't in storage. To me, he was reliable enough for him for storage, like to store my gun.

911: Oh, you had him store your gun?

Marquez: Yeah. And then he [unintelligible]. Why did he have to do it?

911: What was the guy's name that had your gun?

Marquez: It's Syed Farook.

Marquez then went to the emergency room at the UCLA Harbor Medical Center, saying he's not normally a drinker but had just consumed about nine bottles of beer "because he was very upset," according to the federal criminal complaint. He was then referred to the psychiatric ward and placed on an involuntary hold, ABC News said.

Marquez allegedly plotted with Farook to carry out other terror attacks, but their plans never came to fruition. Marquez also reportedly spoke to other about "sleeper cells."

(H/T: Mediaite)

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