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Jared Lee Loughner Pictures Surface Showing Suspect With Gun, Naked, In 'Bright Red G-String'

01/14/2011 04:36 pm ET | Updated May 25, 2011

Pictures of alleged Tucson gunman Jared Lee Loughner have arisen, reportedly showing the suspect brandishing a Glock 9mm handgun next to his nude body, occasionally covered only with a "bright red g-string."

The New York Times reports:

The photos were turned over to the police by Walgreens, where Mr. Loughner had taken them to be developed. In some of the photos he is holding the gun near his crotch, and in others, presumably shot in a mirror, he is holding the gun next to his buttocks, the police said. It was not yet clear when the photos were taken or whether Mr. Loughner had ordered any prints.

The gun in the photo appears to be a Glock 19 semiautomatic handgun, the same type of weapon that Loughner bought legally last November at a sporting-goods store and the same type of gun that was used in Saturday's shooting.

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