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Police Describe Photos Of Loughner Posing With Gun

TUCSON, Ariz. - Law enforcement officials said Friday they have multiple photos of Jared L. Loughner posing with a Glock 9mm pistol next to his naked buttocks and dressed in a bright red g-string. It is the same model of weapon as the one the police say Mr. Loughner used last Saturday to kill six people, including a federal judge and a 9-year-old girl, and to wound 14 others, including an Arizona congresswoman.

The photos were turned over to the police by Walgreens, where Mr. Loughner had taken the 35-mm film to be developed on Jan. 7, the day before the shooting.

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. According to a detailed timeline released by the Pima County Sherriff's Department on Friday, Mr. Loughner posted one of the photos and a bulletin saying, "Goodbye friends," on MySpace early Saturday morning.

Also on Friday the sherriff's department released a recording of a 911 call made by Bryce Tierney, a friend of Mr. Loughner, in the hours after the shooting rampage. In it, Mr. Tierney can be heard telling the operator that Mr. Loughner had called him the night before the shooting from a restricted number.

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