Chattanooga gunman test drove Lexus convertible before July 16 attack

FBI investigators work the scene of the July, 16 shooting at the Naval Operational Support Center on Amnicola Highway on Saturday, July 18, 2015, in Chattanooga, Tenn. U.S. Navy Petty Officer Randall Smith died Saturday from wounds sustained when gunman Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez shot and killed four U.S. Marines and wounded two others and a Chattanooga police officer at the Naval Operational Support Center shortly after firing into the Armed Forces Career Center on Lee Highway.

Mohammad Youssef Abdulazeez test-drove a convertible on Lee Highway five days before he drove a rented Mustang convertible to a military recruiting center a mile down the road from the dealership and opened fire.

Abdulazeez test-drove a Lexus ISC 250 from Lexus of Chattanooga on July 11, sources with knowledge of the event confirmed. He was accompanied by a dealership employee.

photo Mohammad Youssduf Adbulazeez

photo FBI investigators work the scene of the July, 16 shooting at the Naval Operational Support Center on Amnicola Highway on Saturday, July 18, 2015, in Chattanooga, Tenn.