The United States Attorney for the District of Arizona, Dennis K. Burke, announced today that his office filed a federal complaint against Jared Lee Loughner. The complaint was signed by Magistrate Judge Michelle Burns in Phoenix. Loughner is suspected of shooting U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords, Chief Judge John Roll, Giffords' staff member Gabriel Zimmerman and approximately 16 others Saturday in Tucson.
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The pistol used in the shooting rampage in which six people were killed and Rep. Gabrielle Giffords was wounded malfunctioned, investigators said at a news conference today. Sheriff Clarence Dupnik also said three people prevented the attack from being worse.