This tragedy just keeps getting more tragic.
Yesterday, the White House was blaming Republicans for this. That may have been a bit premature (Josh Earnest), seeing as how we're now finding out that the gun used in the murder turns out to be that of a federal agent.
Per The Blaze (and AP):
…a police check of the weapon’s serial number shows it belonged to a federal agent
It was not immediately clear how Francisco Sanchez, 45, would have obtained the weapon. However, the San Francisco Chronicle reported sources told the paper the gun had been stolen during a car burglary in June.
No one knows yet what federal agency the gun is tied to, but this doesn't really change the terms of Sanchez' case – when it comes to charging him, that is.
Pretty much every "news" outlet is saying that this adds another "dimension" to this horrible story.
I suppose that's one way to put it.