[UPDATE] [VIDEO] Gunman In Hollywood Is Killed In Shootout With Police Officer
UPDATE: Monday December 12th, 2001 @ 4:15 PM -
The shooting suspect has now been identified as Tyler Brehm and his ex-girlfriend, Alicia Alligood, is speaking out about the reason she believes he went on the shooting rampage. Alligood, 24, has shed light on a possible motive for the shooting, their December 1st break up.
The former girlfriend of a gunman shot dead by police after he went on a shooting rampage along a Hollywood street has described how she woke to 14 text messages informing her of his death.
Alicia Alligood, 24, had broken up with her boyfriend of four-and-a-half years Tyler Brehm, 26, just days before he went on the spree that left one man in critical condition and two injured.
But she was unaware of his involvement in the shooting until she woke at 7 a.m. the following day to 14 text messages – some from the shooter himself.
Sadly, this man seems to seriously have been a good guy who simply went crazy after the break up. It’s rather terrifying to know that someone that people described so nicely, can be capable of the fear and harm that he had caused. His family is now left with unanswered questions and other people are dealing with the consequences of his actions.
But Alligood described her former boyfriend as a ‘humanitarian’, and someone who was ‘extremely motivated to change the world for the better’, even managing a non-profit organisation for a friend.
He had met a woman he thought was a pharmaceutical saleswoman who had given him some kind of pills, Alligood said.
He began taking the pills, which Alligood found alarming as he had never taken ‘hard’ drugs before.
Police received a call in regards to a man who was apparently firing at random near Sunset Blvd. and Vine Street at around 10:30 this morning. According to one witness, Oscar Herrera, the man fired at at least three cars that he had seen.
At some point, Herrera said the suspect ran out of bullets and brandished a knife.
“He put the gun in his waist and he walked down there. And that’s when a policeman came this way, near the bank, and he saw him with the knife and the gun (and) he started shooting at him like maybe four or five times.”
Herrera said the man was screaming, “Kill me … I’m gonna die!”
The police are still trying to gather more information as well as identify the suspect turned victim. Seeing as he’s no longer alive, he will not be punished for the two police that he injured during his shooting rampage.
What a crazy pathetic son of a bitch. If you are wanting to die and too cowardly to do it yourself, that you have to put the lives of other people in jeopardy, then I would consider your death lucky. If I were that cop I would have tried my hardest to keep your sorry ass alive so that you could be imprisoned and have an even more miserable existence than you thought you had. Unfortunately, he was just trying to protect himself like many others and couldn’t think about the rightful punishment for a careless dick like yourself.
- Hollywood shootout: Gunman killed after opening fire near ArcLight Theater (latimesblogs.latimes.com)
- Hollywood shooting suspect killed by LAPD (abclocal.go.com)
- 1 dead, several hurt in Hollywood shootout (cbsnews.com)
- Hollywood shootout: Gunman ‘wanted to die a loud death,’ witness says – Los Angeles Times (latimesblogs.latimes.com)
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