Syed Farook had already attracted the attention of law enforcement just a week before he and his wife carried out a massacre of his co-workers in San Bernardino, California.
“I believe one of the guys was working that name up for something last week,” a police dispatcher said during the carnage after Farook was identified as the shooter.
Another officer says “They had ran the guy or something last week and I was going to give it to one of your intel guys,” according to tapes heard by INSIDE EDITION.
Farook and his spouse, Tashfeen Malik, killed 14 people and injured 21 others when they opened fire inside a conference room at the Inland Regional Center, where a Christmas party for county public health employees was underway.
Farook worked for the department.
Just two days before the slaughter, Farook went to local gun range for target practice.
“Everyone wants to be a Monday morning quarterback and decide that somebody should have known,” weapons instructor John Galletta told IE. “If there were indicators there, I guarantee you somebody would have known.”
Documents seized at the couple’s home show a mysterious deposit of $28,000 from an online bank, authorities said. Farook also transferred $15,000 into his mother’s account a few days before the shootings.