Jared Lee Loughner's Mug Shot (PHOTO)

01/10/2011 05:31 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Jared Lee Loughner's mug shot has just been released by authorities.

Loughner, the alleged shooter of Rep. Gabrielle Giffords and others, shows off an eerie grin and hint of a black eye in the photo. He was quickly identified as a suspect Saturday, taken into custody and has since been charged.

Loughner has been called a "fringe character" and his YouTube and MySpace presence has been closely examined. His behavior at a community college prior to the shooting has sparked questions about whether colleges should be providing more resources for mental health.

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