Gunfire pierced the Saturday morning bustle at The Mall in Columbia on Jan. 25, 2014, a gathering place for many in the planned suburban community, sending shoppers racing for cover as two store employees were fatally shot by a man who police said then killed himself.
Darion Marcus Aguilar entered the Zumiez skating and apparel store shortly after 11 a.m. and fatally shot two employees -- Brianna Benlolo, 21, of College Park and Tyler Johnson, 25, of Ellicott City -- before taking his own life.
This archive includes comprehensive coverage from The Sun and Baltimore Sun Media Group publications of the shooting and the lasting impact it would have on the community.
After the gunfire: Restless nights, troubled dreams, haunting memories in wake of the shootings
An elusive motive: Police seeking link between gunman and victims
An air of confidence and a wad of cash: The sale of the gun used in mall shooting
Live coverage: Updates as they happened
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Dogs trained by Fidos for Freedom help heal those affected by Columbia mall shooting
A few dozen people gathered Saturday morning at The Mall in Columbia around the fountain, where it's customary to toss pennies into the clear water of the black-bottom pool and wish for good fortune. This time, though, some tossed white flowers that floated along the surface, some wrote...
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