by Scott Creighton
How many of these gun-grabbing mass casualty events ended with the suspect patsy “committing suicide” someplace far away from public view during the big shoot-out with law enforcement? It’s a pretty high percentage, isn’t it?
Well, law enforcement in Oregon is saying that is exactly what happened to Christopher Harper-Mercer, the patsy in Thursday’s mass shooting at Umpqua Community College.
Christopher Harper-Mercer, the gunman in Thursday’s mass shooting at Umpqua Community College in Oregon, died by suicide, local law enforcement officials announced on Saturday.
The suicide occurred during a firefight with law enforcement officers, who had arrived to disarm him, Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin said at a press conference on Saturday. Huffington Post
Not only did the crazed gunman decide to take his own life before the cops could, he did it less than 10 minutes after the first 911 call came in and about 4 minutes after the first cops showed up on the scene.
According to the new version of the story, the patsy let one of the students live in order to deliver a “package” to law enforcement. I’m sure that “package” was his manifesto confession. Wraps it up neatly, doesn’t it. I wonder if it had a bow on it.
As for his motive:
At Saturday’s press conference, Hanlin did not provide additional insight on the motive of the shooter.