The results of the autopsy on the Dayton shooter reveals that he was high on drugs while committing the mass shooting that killed 9 and wounded 17:
KCTV5 – The Dayton shooter who killed nine people had cocaine on him and in his system during the mass shooting that police stopped in what they described as a combat-like gun battle, a coroner said Thursday.
Montgomery County coroner Dr. Kent Harshbarger said Connor Betts, 24, had a pipe device and a baggie of cocaine with him, and cocaine, alcohol and an antidepressant in his blood. Harshbarger also reported in his preliminary autopsy findings that police stopped Betts with at least two dozen gunshots that hit him at gaps in his body armor.
“This incident involved an intense firefight that is rarely seen other than combat and an active-shooter incident,” Dayton Police Chief Richard Biehl said. “The officers were confronted with a moving shooter wearing body armor, actively executing victims with an AR-15 type weapon and high capacity magazines.”
The coroner said police gunfire hit two people. One of them died, but Harshbarger said the gunman, not police, fired the lethal round.
If anything this just points to his motivation to carry out the massacre.
Meanwhile, the friend of Betts who bought the high-capacity magazine and body armor used in the mass shooting has been ordered by a judge to be held without bond:
A U.S. magistrate judge ordered that 24-year-old Ethan Kollie be held without bond on Thursday. Kollie, a friend of Betts, purchased body armor and a high-capacity magazine used in the shooting. Kollie has been charged with “lying on a federal firearms form while buying a pistol not used in the attack,” per the AP.
And lastly, the parents of Connor Betts are apologizing for his obituary:
Meanwhile, Betts’ parents have apologized for the wording in his obituary that didn’t mention the mass shooting whose victims included his younger sister.
Stephen and Moira Betts issued a statement that said the obituary for Connor Betts was “insensitive in not acknowledging the terrible tragedy that he created.”
They said they wanted to reflect the son they knew and weren’t trying to “minimize horror of his last act.”
The obituary described Betts as a “funny, articulate and intelligent man with striking blue eyes and a kind smile” before it was taken down Wednesday by a funeral home in their hometown of Bellbrook, Ohio.
I can understand them for wanting to remember him a certain way. What parent wouldn’t want to block out the fact that their kid just massacred 9 people, including their daughter, in a horrific mass shooting. Having to live with something like that, second guessing everything you’d ever done, must be extremely difficult.