Coverage: Columbia mall shooting

Coverage: Columbia mall shooting

Get complete coverage of the Columbia mall shooting that took place Jan. 25, 2014.

Zumiez at Mall in Columbia seeks to memorialize victims

8:47 PM EDT, May 20, 2014

Zumiez at Mall in Columbia seeks to memorialize victims

A "B" and a "T" are etched into the black stone floor at Zumiez to remember Brianna Benlolo and Tyler Johnson.

Four months after deadly shootings, Zumiez store in Columbia reopens

6:47 PM EDT, May 19, 2014

Four months after deadly shootings, Zumiez store in Columbia reopens

Nearly four months after two employees were shot and killed, the skate apparel and accessory shop Zumiez reopened.

Police say Columbia mall shooter may have had fixation with Columbine

1:49 PM EDT, March 12, 2014

Police say Columbia mall shooter may have had fixation with Columbine

Darion Marcus Aguilar had no connections to his victims and modeled his attack on the Mall in Columbia after the Columbine High School shooting, Howard County police revealed Wednesday.

Restless nights, haunting memories in wake of the Columbia mall shootings

5:00 AM EST, February 2, 2014

Restless nights, haunting memories in wake of the Columbia mall shootings

That such a seemingly safe and familiar place could be so violently breached makes this tragedy even more devastating, psychologists say.

Columbia mall shooting victims honored on one-week anniversary of the attack

6:16 PM EST, February 1, 2014

Columbia mall shooting victims honored on one-week anniversary of the attack

A few dozen people gathered around the fountain, where some tossed white flowers that floated along the surface, some wrote messages in a memory book and all observed a moment of silence.

Columbia mall murder-suicide struck the physical heart of community

7:00 AM EST, February 1, 2014

Columbia mall murder-suicide struck the physical heart of community

In the days after a gunman killed two people and himself at The Mall in Columbia, the Nail Trix salon heard from many nervous customers canceling appointments.

Seeking comfort from mall shooting with floppy ears, wagging tails

8:55 AM EST, February 5, 2014

Seeking comfort from mall shooting with floppy ears, wagging tails

A week after the fatal shootings at the Mall in Columbia, Fidos for Freedom in Laurel opened its doors for the first time in direct response to a public tragedy.

A week after mall tragedy, teens and parents weigh a sense of security

9:33 PM EST, January 31, 2014

A week after mall tragedy, teens and parents weigh a sense of security

Kiara Raney, 18, of Columbia was ready for a day of shopping at The Mall in Columbia when the flurry of text messages came. There was a shooting. Three people were dead.

Mall shooting victims remembered at vigil

9:13 PM EST, January 30, 2014

Mall shooting victims remembered at vigil

Hundreds of people huddled in the cold outside The Mall in Columbia for a candlelight vigil to remember Brianna Benlolo and Tyler Johnson.

Mall shooter could have bought shotgun legally in most states

3:09 PM EST, February 1, 2014

Mall shooter could have bought shotgun legally in most states

When Darion Marcus Aguilar of College Park fatally shot two store employees and then killed himself, authorities said he did so with a Mossberg 500, a shotgun that has been on the U.S. market since 1961.

Columbia mall shooter was 'ready to die,' police say

9:02 PM EST, January 29, 2014

Columbia mall shooter was 'ready to die,' police say

Columbia mall shooter Darion Marcus Aguilar wrote in a journal about killing people, claimed he was "ready to die" and alluded to an unspecified plan that was "set."

Shooter frequently visited Columbia mall, police say

9:20 PM EST, January 28, 2014

Shooter frequently visited Columbia mall, police say

Darion Marcus Aguilar was familiar with The Mall in Columbia. He hung around outside, smoking with small groups, police said.

Gun shop owner describes sale of gun used in mall shooting

9:45 PM EST, January 27, 2014

Gun shop owner describes sale of gun used in mall shooting

Dan Millen remembers Darion Marcus Aguilar walking into his Rockville gun shop with an air of confidence and a wad of cash.

Columbia mall reopens after deadly shooting

9:15 PM EST, January 27, 2014

Columbia mall reopens after deadly shooting

Management of The Mall in Columbia whisked reporters around its hushed halls, ahead of its scheduled reopening after a deadly shooting.

Howard leaders respond to mall shooting

6:10 AM EST, January 28, 2014

Howard leaders respond to mall shooting

As news of a deadly shooting at the Mall in Columbia broke, Howard County was thrust into the national spotlight.

As Columbia community deals with grief, some turn to tradition

12:00 PM EST, January 28, 2014

As Columbia community deals with grief, some turn to tradition

Half an hour before the gate to the Panera at The Mall in Columbia was raised Tuesday morning, Columbia residents Carol Jones and Sue Warren were back.

Mall security in the spotlight in wake of shootings

9:35 PM EST, January 27, 2014

Mall security in the spotlight in wake of shootings

The security apparatus at a shopping center like The Mall in Columbia is designed to be as sophisticated as it is unobtrusive.

Community begins to rebuild as Columbia mall reopens

8:25 PM EST, January 27, 2014

Community begins to rebuild as Columbia mall reopens

When the doors opened to The Mall in Columbia for the 1st time since a gunman killed two store employees before killing himself, 20-year-old Kristen Lowman was one of the first people through the door.

Columbia looks to recover day after mall shooting

6:45 PM EST, January 26, 2014

Columbia looks to recover day after mall shooting

Less than 24 hours after a shooting in The Mall in Columbia left three dead, downtown Columbia still seemed to be in a state of shock.

No answers in Columbia mall shooting motive

11:22 PM EST, January 26, 2014

No answers in Columbia mall shooting motive

Howard Co. police on Sunday identified 19-year-old Darion Marcus Aguilar of College Park as the man who entered a store at The Mall in Columbia and fatally shot two employees.

Columbia gunman was quiet, didn't stand out, former classmates say

10:54 PM EST, January 26, 2014

Columbia gunman was quiet, didn't stand out, former classmates say

Darion Marcus Aguilar became a vegan after watching a television show about how animals are slaughtered.

Grieving friends recall mall shooting victims

10:30 PM EST, January 25, 2014

Grieving friends recall mall shooting victims

When he heard the news that there'd been a shooting at the Zumiez store at The Mall in Columbia, Abhishek Rishi posted a panicked message hoping for a phone call from his friend.

Columbia mall victim Tyler Johnson remembered as 'vibrant'

10:50 PM EST, January 26, 2014

Columbia mall victim Tyler Johnson remembered as 'vibrant'

Tyler Johnson had been clean for more than two years, he wrote on his Facebook page.

Columbia mall shooting witnesses recall terror, uncertainty

10:04 PM EST, January 25, 2014

Columbia mall shooting witnesses recall terror, uncertainty

David Roberts was finishing up a customer's haircut Saturday at the Cavallaro & Co. salon when he heard the first shot.

Three die in Columbia mall shooting

1:28 PM EST, January 27, 2014

19-year-old identified as gunman in Columbia mall shooting

Howard County Police identified Darion Marcus Aguilar as the man who entered a store at the Mall in Columbia and fatally shot two employees and then killed himself.

Columbia mall shooting story offers revealing look at local, cable TV news

6:27 PM EST, January 25, 2014

Columbia mall shooting story offers revealing look at local, cable TV news

All the TV stations in Baltimore say they're the ones to turn to for breaking news.

No, it's not time yet to move on from Columbia mall coverage

9:22 PM EST, January 31, 2014

No, it's not time yet to move on from Columbia mall coverage

By the middle of last week, just four days after the shooting at The Mall in Columbia that left three people dead, some in TV news wanted to move on.

Reports claiming to know motive complicate, confuse Columbia mall coverage

1:16 PM EST, January 29, 2014

Reports claiming to know motive complicate, confuse Columbia mall coverage

Another shocking crime, another case of media adding confusion rather than clarity to the coverage.

For 5-year-old, real-life superheroes responded to shooting

9:30 AM EST, January 27, 2014

For 5-year-old, real-life superheroes responded to shooting

When Patricia Sanders packed a Batman doodle pad into her purse, she couldn't have known it would provide anything more than a brief distraction for her 5-year-old son, Aidan.

Howard police, mall showed training in response

4:05 PM EST, January 26, 2014

Howard police, mall showed training in response

Within two minutes of the first 911 call Saturday, Howard Co. police had arrived at The Mall in Columbia.

Ken Ulman 1-on-1 after Columbia mall shooting

12:21 PM EST, January 26, 2014

Ken Ulman 1-on-1 after Columbia mall shooting

Baltimore Sun reporter Eduardo A. Encina talked 1-on-1 with Howard County Executive Ken Ulman.

Council member Sigaty on Columbia mall shooting

3:06 PM EST, January 25, 2014

Council member Sigaty on Columbia mall shooting

County council member Mary Kay Sigaty, whose district the mall is in, said she could see helicopters swirling overhead and heard sirens from her Wilde Lake home.

After shooting, Howard schools prepare counselors for students

6:05 AM EST, January 27, 2014

After shooting, Howard schools prepare counselors for students

Guidance counselors, crisis teams and support staff will be at the ready in Howard County schools to speak with students as needed.

How to talk to kids about the shooting at The Mall in Columbia

7:28 PM EST, January 25, 2014

How to talk to kids about the shooting at The Mall in Columbia

When a tragedy strikes it's often difficult to know how to discuss these incidents with your children.

Columbia mall shootings have Bel Air shoppers wary but unworried

1:37 PM EST, January 28, 2014

Columbia mall shootings have Bel Air shoppers wary but unworried

Shoppers in Bel Air said they have no plans to change their shopping habits following shootings inside The Mall in Columbia in Howard County that left three people dead.

We were all connected on some level to the tragic events at the Columbia mall [Column]

2:48 PM EST, February 6, 2014

We were all connected on some level to the tragic events at the Columbia mall [Column]

You get a call from someplace else, and the caller asks what on earth is happening in your town? And you answer, what?

For Orioles reporter, shooting at The Mall in Columbia hits close to home

2:21 PM EST, January 27, 2014

Commentary: For Orioles reporter, shooting at The Mall in Columbia hits close to home

As I stood in The Mall in Columbia parking lot throughout the day and night Saturday, I received a few questions on Twitter about why I, a sports reporter who covers the Orioles for The Baltimore Sun.

Columbia mall shooting shatters a community [Editorial]

11:25 AM EST, January 29, 2014

Columbia mall shooting shatters a community [Editorial]

We tell ourselves that this kind of thing isn't supposed to happen here.

Man accused of threatening to kill workers at Montgomery Mall

11:40 AM EST, January 29, 2014

Man accused of threatening to kill workers at Montgomery Mall

A 31-year-old Rockville man was arrested and taken to a hospital for evaluation after threatening to kill employees at the Montgomery Mall in Bethesda.

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