The Other McCain

"One should either write ruthlessly what one believes to be the truth, or else shut up." — Arthur Koestler

Denver Gunman Kills 4, Wounds 3

Posted on | December 28, 2021 | Comments Off on Denver Gunman Kills 4, Wounds 3

Motive unknown:

A lone gunman shot four people to death and wounded three, including a police officer, on Monday in a Denver-area shooting spree that unfolded at several locations and ended with police killing the suspect, authorities said.
Investigators have yet to determine a motive for the rampage, which began around 5 p.m. when the gunman shot and killed two women and wounded a man near downtown Denver, Police Chief Paul Pazen said a news briefing.
The suspect then fled in a car and fatally shot a man in east Denver’s Cheesman Park neighborhood, before opening fire again in a west Denver community where no one was hit, Pazen said. According to Pazen, the suspect twice exchanged gunfire from his vehicle with Denver officers pursuing him, disabling a police cruiser.
From there, the gunman drove into the neighboring city of Lakewood, where he shot and killed a fourth person inside an unspecified business, according to Lakewood Police spokesman John Romero.
The gunman fled from Lakewood police when they attempted to pull him over and engaged in a running gun battle with officers before fleeing on foot and entering a hotel, where he shot and wounded a clerk, Romero said.
He then shot at police officers again, wounding one of them, before police shot him dead, Romero told reporters. Authorities did not publicly identify the suspect, and said circumstances leading to the shooting remained under investigation.

The fact that police have not yet named the suspect could lead people to speculate about his identity and motive, which is irresponsible. But I’m going to take a wild guess that we’ll eventually be told the gunman “struggled with mental health issues.” For some reason, we only hear about such struggles when the result is tragic. There must be people who are successful in their mental health struggles, but only the failures ever make national news. Once upon a time in this country, we kept people locked up in lunatic asylums while they “struggled with mental health issues,” but now the policy is to let the kooks roam around until they die in a shootout with cops. Or so it seems because, as I say, this is the only circumstance in which such “struggles” are deemed newsworthy.

Of course, what counts as a “mass murder” in Denver is just a typical weekend in Chicago, in terms of total body count. Is everybody in Chicago having a mental health crisis? They must be crazy to elect Lori Lightfoot as their mayor, but other than that — and the constant gunfire — there are few other symptoms of their struggles with mental health.

Crazy People Are Dangerous.

UPDATE: Denver Shooting Rampage Update: Gunman Identified as Tattoo Artist Lyndon McLeod, Was Known to Cops.



Comments are closed.