The man charged with killing six people and wounding 14 others in Tucson, Arizona last week once socialized online with a close-knit group of gamers, fans of online strategy game Earth Empires. His online interaction with that group has just been published in full.
Before the rampage that left 6 dead and 14 injured, accused Tucson shooter Jared Lee Loughner vented in online forums for games like Earth Empires. But what is Earth Empires?
The FBI on Wednesday asked for communications logs from Earth Empires, the massively multiplayer online game played by Jared Loughner, accused of the shooting Saturday in Tucson, Ariz. that left six dead and 14 wounded, including a member of Congress.
In the months leading up to a violent Tucson shooting spree, gamers and friends say Jared Lee Loughner spent time in gaming forums rambling and talking about anger issues under a variety of drug-inspired user names.