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Loughner faces 5 federal charges; Envelope: 'I planned ahead'

"I planned ahead" was found written on an envelope stored in a safe in Jared Lee Loughner 's Northwest Side residence, a federal complaint filed Sunday said.

The envelope bore handwriting stating "I planned ahead," "My assassination" and "Giffords" and what appears to be Loughner's signature, the complaint said.

An Aug. 30, 2007, letter from Rep. Gabrielle Giffords addressed to "Mr. Jared Loughney" at the address of Loughner's residence in the 7700 block of North Soledad Avenue was found also found in the safe.

The letter, on congressional stationary, thanked the recipient for attending a "Congress On Your Corner" event at the Foothills Mall.

The items were found when FBI agents searched the home, near North Thornydale and West Magee Roads, on Saturday afternoon, Special Agent Tony M. Taylor said in the complaint.

The complaint said that based on video of the shooting, Loughner shot Rep. Giffords, her staffer Gabriel Zimmerman, Judge John Roll, Giffords staffers Pamela Simon and Ron Barber, "as well as approximately 14 other individuals."

"Loughner was apprehended at the scene after bystanders tackled and disarmed him," the complaint stated.

The handgun used by Louughner was a Glock pistol, serial number AWL 699, that was purchased at Sportsman's Warehouse in Tucson on Nov. 30, the complaint said.

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Loughner's purchase of the weapon was confirmed by store receipts and video, it said.

Five federal charges

Loughner is facing five federal charges in the shooting deaths of Judge John Roll and Gabriel Zimmerman, and the shootings of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords, Pamela Simon and Ron Barber.

Loughner is suspected of shooting U.S. Representative Gabrielle Giffords, Chief Judge John Roll, Giffords' staff member Gabriel Zimmerman and approximately 16 others Saturday in Tucson, the U.S. Attorney's Office said in a press release.

Dennis K. Burke, the U.S. attorney for Arizona, filed the charges Sunday. The complaint was signed by Magistrate Judge Michelle Burns in Phoenix.

The federal complaint alleges five counts against Loughner:

COUNT 1

On or about January 8, 2011, at or near Tucson, in the District of Arizona, the defendant, JARED LEE LOUGHNER, did attempt to kill Gabrielle Giffords, a Member of Congress; in violation of Title 18, United States Code Section 351(c).

COUNT 2

On or about January 8, 2011, at or near Tucson, in the District of Arizona, the defendant, JARED LEE LOUGHNER, did unlawfully kill Gabriel Zimmerman, an employee of the United States who was engaged in performance of official duties and who was assisting Member of Congress Gabrielle Giffords while she was engaged in performance of official duties; in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1114 and 1111.            

COUNT 3

On or about January 8, 2011, at or near Tucson, in the District of Arizona, the defendant, JARED LEE LOUGHNER, did unlawfully kill John M. Roll, a United States District Court Judge for the District of Arizona, an employee of the United States who was engaged in performance of official duties; in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1114 and 1111.

COUNT 4

On or about January 8, 2011, at or near Tucson, in the District of Arizona, the defendant, JARED LEE LOUGHNER, did, with intent to kill, attempt to kill Pamela Simon, an employee of the United States who was engaged in performance of official duties and who was assisting Member of Congress Gabrielle Giffords while she was engaged in performance of official duties; in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1114 and 1113.

COUNT 5

On or about January 8, 2011, at or near Tucson, in the District of Arizona, the defendant, JARED LEE LOUGHNER, did, with intent to kill, attempt to kill Ron Barber, an employee of the United States who was engaged in performance of official duties and who was assisting Member of Congress Gabrielle Giffords while she was engaged in performance of official duties; in violation of Title 18, United States Code, Sections 1114 and 1113.

Loughner will make an initial court appearance Monday at 3 p.m. before Magistrate Judge Lawrence Anderson at the Sandra Day O'Connor Courthouse in Phoenix.. He remains in federal custody.

The U.S. Attorney's Office is in the process of drafting an indictment against Loughner for presentation to the grand jury, the releases said.

Loughner may also face domestic terrorism charges, FBI Director Robert Mueller said.

State charges in the death of four others, and those who were shot, are being discussed, he said.

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Loughner, in a photo taken on Saturday by the Pima County Sheriff’s Department Forensic Unit and released on Monday.

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U.S. Attorney's Office: Complaint against Jared Lee Loughner