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Attorney General Merrick B. Garland Statement on the Suspect in the Lewiston, Maine, Mass Shooting

For Immediate Release
Office of Public Affairs

The Justice Department issued the following statement from Attorney General Merrick B. Garland on the suspect in the Lewiston, Maine, mass shooting:

“This evening, law enforcement recovered the body of Robert Card, the suspect in the horrific mass shooting in Lewiston on Wednesday evening. I want to thank our state and local law enforcement partners, along with the FBI, ATF, U.S. Marshals, and other federal agencies who have been working day and night to locate the shooter and keep the affected communities safe.

Although we are grateful that the suspect in this case no longer poses a threat, we know that nothing can bring back the lives he stole or undo the terror he inflicted.

The FBI will continue to provide victim support resources to those who have been devastated by this attack, and the entire Justice Department will provide ongoing support to our state and local law enforcement partners.

As I said yesterday, no community should have to endure these mass shootings which have become routine in our country.”

Updated October 27, 2023

Violent Crime
Press Release Number: 23-1,199