Tag: Betts, Connor (1994- )

Dayton Gunman Was Obsessed With Mass Shootings, Police Say

The gunman in last week’s massacre in Dayton, Ohio, texted his sister and another victim minutes before the shooting, the Dayton Police Department said in a news conference on Tuesday. The police also said the gunman was obsessed with mass shootings, but they declined to say what motivated the attack. With the help of extensive […]

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Friend Bought Body Armor and Ammunition for Dayton Gunman, Authorities Say

A friend of the man who shot nine people dead in the Dayton, Ohio, massacre told investigators that he bought the body armor and ammunition the gunman used in the attack, the authorities said Monday. The friend, Ethan Kollie, bought the items for the gunman, Connor Betts, and then kept them in his apartment to […]

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‘Red Flag’ Gun Laws Aren’t Airtight. But Officials Say They’ve Saved Lives.

Last year, a man who worked at a car dealership in San Diego told his co-workers that he would shoot up the place if he were fired, and he praised the man who had carried out the Las Vegas massacre. Another man told his fiancée he wanted to shoot her in the head, and also […]

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Gunman in Dayton Had History of Threatening Women, Former Friends Say

DAYTON, Ohio — The police on Monday were still trying to determine what motivated a gunman in Dayton to kill his sister and eight others, but people who grew up with him were conducting a different kind of investigation, looking back for any signs that might have foreshadowed his explosion of violence. For more than […]

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Dayton Shooting Victims Included Gunman’s Own Sister

Ned Peppers would not close for another hour, and the crowd inside the bar and on the outdoor patio early Sunday morning was lively. The line to get inside stretched around the block, and the revelers were black and white, men and women, spanning at least two generations. One was the mother of a newborn, […]

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Back-to-Back Bursts of Gun Violence in El Paso and Dayton Stun Country

DAYTON, Ohio — On Sunday, Americans woke up to news of a sickening shooting rampage in an entertainment district in Dayton, Ohio, where a man wearing body armor shot and killed nine people, including his own sister. Hours earlier, the first gun massacre to capture the nation’s attention this August weekend had unfolded in El […]

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