The Washington State man accused of killing three people at a party on Friday night with an AR-15 read the rifle's instruction manual just moments before opening fire, court records show.
Allen Ivanov, 19, told detectives he bought the semi-automatic rifle a week ago for target practice and had even scheduled a safety class for August, NBC News reported.
But Ivanov instead brought the gun with him to a party that his ex-girlfriend was attending in Mukilteo, a Seattle suburb, investigators say.
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After seeing her with another man at the party, he returned to his car, fetched the rifle, read the instructions and loaded its magazine.
Ivanov, who is being held without bail at the Snohomish County Jail, was charged with two counts of first-degree murder and one count of first-degree aggravated murder. It wasn't immediately clear if he had a lawyer.