December 9, 2015
Marquez -- Provided Weapons and is Muslim
Not a person of interest?
ABC News -- December 8, 2015
San Bernardino Attack: Gun-Buyer Could See Criminal Charges
Authorities investigating the terror attack in San Bernardino told ABC News today that they may bring gun charges against Enrique Marquez, the 24-year-old neighbor and longtime friend of one of the shooters, who officials said originally bought two of the weapons used in the deadly attack.
Officials said they believe one of the San Bernardino gunmen, Syed Rizwan Farook, asked Marquez to buy the two “assault-style” rifles back in late 2011 or early 2012 so that Farook's name would not be on file in connection with the high-powered rifles.
Neighbor Shot Guns and Studied Islam With Syed Rizwan Farook, Friend Says
When authorities named the two shooters who struck San Bernardino last week, Enrique Marquez immediately called his close friend to share his shock.
“As soon as he found out who the [shooter] was he called,” Marquez's friend, who spoke under the condition of anonymity, told The Daily Beast.
Marquez, 24, not only lived next door to Syed Rizwan Farook and Tashfeen Malik, but also shared an interest with Farook for fixing cars, studying Islam, and firing guns, the friend says. Marquez allegedly gave two assault-style weapons used to kill 14 people at the Inland Regional Center to Farook after feds say he purchased them in 2011 and 2012. The FBI raided his home on Saturday morning, but said he is not now a person of interest or suspect in the attack.
Investigators looking into possibility Tashfeen Malik was 'an operative'
Officials investigating the San Bernardino, Calif. terror attack are looking very strongly into the possibility that Tashfeen Mailk, the wife accused in the shootings, was “an operative,” an official told Fox News on Tuesday.
A law enforcement official said authorities are certain Malik was radicalized before she came to the United States, and are looking very closely at her family overseas as also being radicalized.
Malik was one of just 519 Pakistanis allowed into the country last year specifically to marry a U.S. citizen. Her path to the United States has raised warning flags on the U.S. government's immigration vetting practices after she was identified as one of two attackers in California.
On Monday, the FBI said that Mailk and her American husband, Syed Rizwan Farook, had been radicalized “for quite some time.” That raised the prospect that Malik's anti-American sentiments could have surfaced before U.S. officials evaluated whether she should be allowed to move here.