Jared Loughner Posed With a Glock and a G-String

Gunman sought to develop racy pictures hours before shooting rampage.

ByABC News
January 13, 2011, 10:24 PM

Jan. 14, 2011 — -- A Walgreens in Tuscon, Ariz. turned over to police racy photos of gunman Jared Loughner with a Glock and a G-string that were taken to the store to be developed the night before the shooting rampage that left six people dead and 14 wounded.

The Pima County Sherriff's Office confirmed to ABC News they had received the photographs from the store and turned them over to the FBI.

The photos, presumably shot in a mirror, show Loughner, 22, posing with the same make of gun he allegedly used in the Jan. 8 shooting. In the photos he holds the pistol against his crotch and buttocks while wearing a bright red thong, sources told ABC News.

The sheriff's office today released a comprehensive timeline of the shooter's activities leading up to the rampage. Loughner dropped a roll of 35mm film off at Walgreens to be developed last Friday night.

Police also revealed Friday that Loughner had posted a message that read "Goodbye friends" about six hours before the shooting.

Loughner is accused of opening fire on a crowd outside a Tucson supermarket last Saturday. Among the victims in the shooting were critically injured Rep. Gabrielle Giffords. He also killed a federal judge and a 9-year-old girl.

Giffords was rushed to a hospital, where she remained in critical but stable condition and is expected to make a recovery. Doctors say they may remove her breathing tube over the next few days.

"We're confident she's making some progress now," said Dr. Michael Lemole Jr., chief of neurosurgery at the University of Arizona Medical Center, said today at a news conference.

Lemole said that Giffords, who was shot in the head during a shooting rampage Saturday, is opening her eyes more frequently and is beginning to "carry out more complex sequence of events and activity" both when prompted and on her own volition.

"We're encouraged she continues to make all the right moves in the right direction," said Lemole. "We couldn't have hoped for any better improvement."

Giffords' husband, astronaut Mark Kelly, echoed the doctor's assessment. In a tweet, Kelly wrote, "GG has been improving each day."