Relatives of the YouTube shooter are lashing out at Mountain View police, accusing the agency of missing an opportunity to prevent the violent attack during a police stop just 12 hours before she unleashed a barrage of bullets outside the company's San Bruno headquarters.
Police say so far the only connection they can find between her and YouTube is her anger that the service had recently changed how she was compensated for posting videos.
"The woman confirmed her identity to us and answered subsequent questions", police said, adding that "her family was notified that she had been located".
The crazed woman who opened fire at YouTube's headquarters before killing herself had been found by police snoozing in her auto the night before the attack after her family reported her missing, according to a report.
"Although no words can describe our deep pain for this tragedy, our family would like to express their utmost regret, sorrow for what has happened to innocent victims", the statement read.
"She stated she had come to the area to stay with family and while she was now living out of her vehicle, she was in the process of looking for a job", authorities said in the statement. At least three people were injured and the suspected shooter was found dead.
Aghdam had briefly fallen off the map, considered a missing person by her family until she surfaced in Mountain View early Tuesday morning.
"We are revisiting this incident in detail and will be increasing the security we have at all of our offices worldwide to make them more secure not only in the near-term, but in the long term", the company said.
When Aghdam's brother learned her auto was found in Mountain View, he anxious she "might do something".
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Citing law enforcement officials, the NBC Bay Area Investigative Unit reports the suspect was Nasim Aghdam of San Diego.
In the event of the attack, Aghdam fired multiple shots from a Smith and Wesson semiautomatic handgun which was registered in her name.
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He said he warned police that "she went all the way from San Diego, so she might do something".
In a screenshot of the email uploaded on June 27, 2017, Aghdam rails against "discrimination and hatred problems against me", complaining of a "huge drop in views" after she began uploading videos in Farsi and Turkish. On Feb. 20, YouTube enacted a new advertising policy that demonetized channels with less than 1,000 subscribers and 4,000 hours of watch time. "I did the best I can to avoid it but the cops didn't do their job".
The Mountain View Police Department denied a public records request from The Associated Press on Thursday involving Nasim Aghdam.
But when she perceived the company had robbed her of her voice - cutting off many of her viewers by censoring her videos - the eccentric YouTuber turned from defiant to deadly.
San Bruno police said that there was "no evidence" that Aghdam knew thew the victims or "that individuals were specifically targeted".
"There seemed to be no kind of method or rhyme or reason to what she was doing".
According to initial investigations, Aghdam went through the YouTube headquarters' parking garage and then into the open-air plaza inside the complex.
Trauma surgeon Andre Campbell speaks with reporters outside Zuckerberg San Francisco General Hospital after treating victims of a mass shooting at Youtube Headquarters. It opens at 11 a.m. and is about a 10-minute drive from YouTube headquarters.
"She would yell from the balcony and say we were nasty", Sanford-Salar said.
A screenshot of one of Nasim Najafi Aghdam's videos.
She also claimed to be a "vegan bodybuilder".