PHOENIX (AP) – A Phoenix-area man has been charged with helping plan an attack on a provocative cartoon contest in Texas last month that ended with the two shooters’ deaths.READ MORE: Texas Woman Sues Oral Surgeon After Metal Drill Bit Left Inside Her Jaw
An indictment filed in federal court in Phoenix alleges that Abdul Malik Abdul Kareem hosted the gunmen in his home beginning in January and provided the guns they used in the May 3 shooting.
Nadir Soofi and Elton Simpson were killed by police after they opened fire outside the event in Garland, Texas, where attendees drew cartoons of the Prophet Muhammad that are deemed offensive to Muslims.READ MORE: Southeast Alliance Community Care Team To Address Public Mental Health Response Needs
The indictment says Kareem practiced shooting with Simpson and Soofi in the desert outside Phoenix between January and May.
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