Tuesday, August 30, 2022

The Rage Has Become Uncontrollable

Four words: Angry loner w/ problems.
PORTLAND, Ore. (AP) — The 20-year-old who opened fire in a Bend, Oregon, supermarket, killing two before he turned the gun on himself, was a loner who was passionate about mixed martial arts and was known for getting into fights at the high school where he graduated in 2020.

The shooter, identified Monday by police as Ethan Blair Miller, of Bend, “tried to fight quite literally everybody” at Mountain View High School, former classmate Isaac Thomas told The Associated Press. Thomas said the gunman once threatened to shoot him after a fight at their school.

Police confirmed Monday they are investigating the “shooter’s writings” but declined to comment further on postings on several online platforms that appear to have been written by him in recent months.

In posts on several sites, someone who appears to be the gunman says he’s struggled to recover from the isolation and loneliness of the pandemic, expresses hatred for himself and indicates he planned to attack his alma mater next week, but couldn’t wait until then because “the Rage has become uncontrollable.”


The gunman lived in an apartment complex behind The Forum Shopping Center. Witnesses said he began shooting Sunday evening as soon as he left the complex and continued firing as he entered the shopping complex’s parking lot and then went into the Safeway.

Bennett was killed at the store’s entrance, police said, and the shooter then moved through the aisles “spraying shots” from the assault rifle until Surrett confronted him. The entire incident — from the first 911 calls to officers discovering the suspect dead in the store — unfolded in four minutes, Miller said.

Searching uncontrollable rage results in "Intermittent Explosive Disorder".

1 comment:

Ten Bears said...

After spending the whole day yesterday on edge, worrying about my kids and grandkids and the few friends I have left in that shitpit, when the names of the victims and shooter were released I heaved a sigh of relief. I feel bad about that. Three people are dead.

I don’t know what it is, maybe it’s the alcohol, Bend Beertown USA, with more per capita brewing than anywhere else in the world, with 47 bars just downtown; maybe it’s the meth, methamphetamine, that flows as freely as the alcohol (I've found it laying in the street); maybe it’s evil spirits, I warned 'em not to build that gated golf-course community over that indigenous archeological site; maybe it’s the mercury in the water, in the air … I don’t know, but there is something wrong in my old hometown. It’s not the town I grew up in.