The talks soon turned to collecting money to buy weapons and tactical equipment. He sent the sources photos of the shopping center in Frisco as well as needed equipment.
"First are pistols // then ammunition and magazines // second is a decent plate carrier holding many magazines // If we have enough money, you can get a bulletproof mask // I wear glasses, so I won "
Plate carriers" are military clothing that contains a metal plate and can be worn as a kind of bulletproof vest, "the affidavit states.
On April 24, he announced that he had been contacted so his glasses would not interfere with their operation.
There has also been talk of getting physically fit for the attack. The teenager told his confidential source that he should "do more cardiovascular workouts" that he should go to the gym to increase stamina, not get out of breath and shake. Because we remember that we do not shoot paper discs.
At the end of March, Azizi-Yarand sent a copy of a speech he had made to the undercover employee, reading in part: "Before you call us evil people, look at yourself, it's just revenge, you started this war with us, it will never end. We are targeting your people in revenge for our slaughtered another country that does not fight the Muslims, but of course you want your easy life in America so we will throw terror into your hearts as Allah has commanded us.
The undercover employee got a mailbox, and the teenager later sent a prepaid $ 500 credit card to the address, and on April 1
On April 14, Plano's teenager personally met with one of the confidential sources at a local hotel. When Azizi-Yarand was asked about the plan, he said the plan was "not too deep" and said they "just run and shoot," the affidavit said.
At the teenager's suggestion, the couple went away It was less than a mile from the hotel, Azizi-Yarand exchanged messages and photos with the undercover employee as they walked and talked through the mall.
Several recipients Azizi-Yarand's aces concentrated on killing a police officer. His plan to shoot the mall was based on the officer on the patrol being killed first.
"The way I imagined it is that we first [Glock] in the hip-holster or whatever, whatever, whatever the cop is, and then there's the one who will kill him …" it says in the affidavit. Azizi-Yarand explained that he would be the one to kill the officer.
During a conversation with the undercover employee on April 18, Plano's teens sent a link to a video of a person shooting an AR-15 rifle. Part of his message was, "My rifle must be pretty, cool, and put an I Love America on its side."
Employee David Tarrant contributed to this report.
Read the affidavit on the warrant below: