Nikolas Cruz on 24-hour suicide watch; spent shell casings found inside home

Police who searched the home where Florida school shooting suspect Nikolas Cruz was living found multiple firearms along with spent shell casings inside the house.

CBS 4 News obtained search warrants detailing the items investigators found at the home of Kimberly and James Snead, where Cruz was living at the time of the massacre, having lost his mother in November.

According to the warrants, police found live ammunition, tactical clothing and equipment, and firearms along with more innocuous items like a video game console and an iPad. As CrimeOnline previously reported, the Sneads allowed Cruz to keep his numerous firearms in a locked case in his bedroom, and made a rule that he could not use any of the guns without their permission. James Snead said in an interview that he gave Cruz permission to use his guns on one occasion.

According to the search warrants, investigators want to search online accounts connected to Cruz, including a Gmail account, to determine if or how Cruz planned and prepared for the deadly massacre, which killed 17 people.

The report also states that Cruz has been assigned dedicated security deputies at the¬†Broward County Jail, who each devote their entire shift to monitoring the suspect to make sure he doesn’t harm himself. Cruz, 19, is reportedly being held separately from other inmates.


[Feature image: Nikolas Cruz/Broward County Jail]