This Saturday, Jan. 8, 2011 photo released by the Pima County Sheriff's Office shows shooting suspect Jared Loughner. (AP Photo/Pima County Sheriff's Dept. via The Arizona Republic) By Lakisha Jackson
TUCSON, Ariz. (AP) -- Authorities say the busy morning for the suspected gunman in the Arizona rampage included trips to Walmart, a traffic stop and a confrontation with his father before the shooting.
Capt. Chris Nanos of the Pima County Sheriff's Office said Wednesday that Jared Loughner made some purchases at Walmart, but he wouldn't say what he bought. Authorities say Loughner was then pulled over for running a red light, but was let go with a warning.
A short time later, he had a confrontation with his dad over a black bag and Loughner took off running.
Loughner is accused of then going to Rep. Gabrielle Giffords' event at a Tucson grocery store and firing on the crowd, gravely injuring the congresswoman and killing six people.
Associated Press writers Alicia Chang and Gillian Flaccus in Tucson, Jacques Billeaud and Bob Christie in Phoenix, Christy Lemire in Los Angeles and news researcher Julie Reed in Charlotte, N.C., contributed to this report.
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