FBI and ATF agents spent Monday night sifting through the Southwest D.C. hotel room of Washington Navy Yard shooting suspect Aaron Alexis.
Alexis, 34, a former Navy Petty Officer, opened fire at a Navy Yard building Monday morning, killing 12 people and injuring eight. Alexis was killed in the gunfire. Among the injured was a D.C. Police officer who was shot in the legs during the response.
Sources told News4 Alexis was staying at a Residence Inn in Southwest D.C. with five other civilian contractors during a business trip to Washington. Police have interviewed all but one of those contractors.
The group was reportedly working on an IT project for "The Experts," a subcontractor for Hewlett-Packard.
Alexis' rental car was found near the scene of the shooting and authorities are working on obtaining a warrant to search it as well.
Hewlett-Packard released the following statement regarding Alexis' involvement in the incident:
We are deeply saddened by today's tragic events at the Washington Navy Yard. Our thoughts and sympathies are with all those who have been affected. Aaron Alexis was an employee of a company called "The Experts," a subcontractor to an HP Enterprise Services contract to refresh equipment used on the Navy Marine Corps Intranet (NMCI) network. HP is cooperating fully with law enforcement as requested.
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