The former tattoo parlor owner who killed 5 folks in a Denver-area capturing spree reportedly revealed a three-book, violence-laden sci-fi collection — whose important character in one among them bursts into an ink joint and opens fireplace.
Lyndon McLeod, 47, who was killed by police after his rampage, is believed to have focused victims he knew, together with two girls and a person at a pair of tattoo retailers, KDVR reported, citing police.
The gunman reportedly harbored extremist views, had a historical past of psychiatric episodes and had been investigated for undisclosed incidents in 2020 and 2021 – although no prices have been ever filed.
In 2019 and 2020, he self-published three fantasy books utilizing the pen title Roman McClay below the title “Sanction,” 9 News reported.
Within the second dark-themed novel, the closely armed important character – named Lyndon – rushes right into a physique paint store carrying physique armor, in accordance with the information outlet.
“Inside 2.3 seconds, he educated the muzzle on the lady — her head and throat — as she cowed on the mattress and screamed. He shot her twice,” McLeod reportedly wrote.
“If she had been quiet he may not have shot her so rapidly; however girls are noisy — like youngsters — and for that they need to pay a value,” the twisted creator added.
Additionally within the guide, Lyndon meets Unabomber Theodore Kaczynski, who killed three folks in a collection of explosions concentrating on scientists, in jail, Information 9 reported.
“If there isn’t a Unabomber there isn’t a me,” Lyndon tells the notorious killer, in accordance with the outlet. “We search the identical factor however from reverse ends of the intense.”
McLeod’s books, which have been revealed by an organization he known as Flat Black Ink, can be found on Amazon, the place they’ve gotten rave critiques – but additionally warnings by readers about excessive violence.
One reviewer wrote that his books “give full vent to their sexism, racism and each other-ism saved out of mainstream discourse,” The Solar reported.
McLeod additionally stuffed his Instagram web page with photos of Sanction-inspired tattoos, together with one which reveals a cranium with arrows mentioning of its head, the outlet reported.
“Ache calls for a response,” he wrote.
He additionally reportedly espoused alt-right conspiracy theories and shared a COVID-19 conspiracy meme that seems to indicate Fb chief Mark Zuckerberg and Microsoft founder Invoice Gates discussing an “injectable nanoworm,” The Solar mentioned.
And final yr, McLeod went on a tirade about emasculated males.
“Our whole society is made up of s— little f— who insult badasses & get away with it as a result of regulation enforcement & social norms shield the WEAK from the STRONG. I’m over it. The weak higher buckle up… s— is about to get actual,” he mentioned, in accordance with the outlet.
In the meantime, The Solar reported that McLeod quoted the late creator Hunter Thompson, founding father of the gonzo journalism motion who rose to prominence by writing the guide “Hell’s Angels” after spending a yr with the bike gang.
“I swore I’d by no means go unarmed once more,” McLeod quoted the creator in a picture of him mendacity in a scorching tub, the news outlet reported.
His horrifying rampage started at about 5 p.m. Monday at Sol Tribe Tattoo and Piercing in Denver, the place he gunned down Alicia Cardenas, 44, and Alyssa Gunn-Maldonado, KDVR reported. A person was additionally wounded on the first scene.
He later killed Danny Scofield at Fortunate 13 Tattoo on Kipling Avenue in Lakewood and in addition shot lifeless Sarah Steck, a clerk at a Hyatt lodge.
A fifth sufferer, who has not but been recognized, was killed at a house close to Cheesman Park in Denver, the Colorado Solar reported.
An unidentified Lakewood police officer was injured within the gunfire, police mentioned. She is in secure situation however would require further surgical procedures.
“She took a scenario that was already horrendous and put herself in hurt’s strategy to cease it earlier than it received even worse,” police spokesman John Romero mentioned, according to KDVR.
“We’re past pleased with her actions and the lives she seemingly saved due to her acts final evening,” he added.