Joe Louis Esquivel murdered three white co-workers in a Maryland plant. Four others were wounded. He's being called a...wait for it... "West Virginia Man" by CBS:
Joe Louis Esquivel was charged with murdering three co-workers as well as attempted murder and other charges. https://t.co/sdYaZjCClI— KDKA (@KDKA) June 11, 2022
The Daily Beast, on the other hand, calls him a "23-Year-Old."
Esquivel, above, is certainly not a "White Hispanic" like Ted Cruz, but I can't tell from his mugshot if he has Mexican or Asian ancestors.
The Daily Mail has many links and pictures:
- 23-year-old Joe Louis Esquivel worked at Columbia Machine plant and showed up for work as normal on the day of the shooting
- Authorities say that Esquivel left work around 2 pm to get a gun from his car, he returned and opened fire, killing three co-workers
- When authorities got to the scene of the shooting, Esquivel had fled
- Maryland State Police caught up to the suspect and exchanged gunfire with him, wounding him
- A search of Esquivel's West Virginia home resulted in the discovery of even more firearms
- Esquivel is facing more than 20 charges related to the shooting
- The suspect's mother said that she didn't know that her son had any issues at work
By Paul Farrell and Alyssa Guzman and Gina Martinez and Harriet Alexander For Dailymail.com, June 10, 2022
The Daily Mail says
During a search of his home, investigators retrieved more firearms, the sheriff's office said. The weapon used in the attack was a semi-automatic handgun.
The suspect's mother told NBC Washington in an interview that she hasn't spoken to her son since the shooting and has no idea what his motives were. She added that she didn't know of any issues that he had work.
Hedgesville is located around 30 miles west of Smithsburg.
Esquivel was also injured and taken to a hospital. He is facing 25 charges, including three counts of first-degree murder, and is being held without bond.
He used a semi-automatic handgun to carry out the attack, according to the sheriff's office. His motive for the shooting is still unclear.
As you can see, the Daily Mail says above that "a search of Esquivel's West Virginia home resulted in the discovery of even more firearms" which sounds like news in London, but in fact a search of any West Virginia home is likely to result in the discovery of lots of firearms.
What's more to the point is why Hedgesville, WV has a resident named Esquivel.
According to Wikipedia, in the year 2000, Hedgesville had a population of 240:
The racial makeup of the town was 92.08% White, 3.75% African American, 0.42% Native American, 0.42% Pacific Islander, and 3.33% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 0.83% of the population.
0.83% of the population of a town of 240 is two people.
As of the 2010 census, Hedgesville had grown to 318 people.
The racial makeup of the town was 90.3% White, 5.3% African American, 0.3% Native American, 0.3% Asian, 1.6% from other races, and 2.2% from two or more races. Hispanic or Latino of any race were 3.1% of the population.
3.1% of the population is 10 people, including presumably the Esquivels.
Esquivel was taken alive, so we may hear more about his motive.
What we usually find, when a member of a minority group shoots up his white co-workers at a plant, is that he was complaining of "racism." (Sometimes the MSM investigates the deceased for for "racism", to see if, as Steve Sailer puts it, they "had it coming.")
And of course, we're never allowed to ask what academics, theorists, reporters or politicians inspired that.
This is one of them: