Cops release ‘Death Note’ by Walmart mass shooter Andre Bing
The Walmart supervisor who killed six of his colleagues and himself at a store in Chesapeake, Virginia, legally bought a 9mm handgun at a local store on the morning of the massacre — and wrote down a self-proclaimed “death note” that was found on his phone, authorities revealed on Friday.
Andre Bing31, was the man authorities identified as the perpetrator of the mass shooting that rocked Virginia’s second most populous city Tuesday night.
The Chesapeake Police Department said they arrived at the Walmart to find Bing dead from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. Two of those he shot were also found dead in the store, and four others eventually succumbed to their injuries, authorities said.
“He was armed with a handgun and several magazines on his body,” the city wrote in a press release back then. “Mr. Bing was dressed in civilian clothes and was not wearing any armor or ballistic vest.”
On Friday, Chesapeake authorities added that Bing had no criminal record at the time of the attack, and they reported finding a box of ammunition and “assorted items related to the 9mm handgun” when they issued a search warrant for his house, including the “box, receipt, other papers.”
In their forensic examination of the shooter’s phone, authorities reported finding a file that the killer described as a “death note” and circulating a redacted copy of the note. The redacted portions shed little on the names of the people Bing referenced in the letter.
Framed by references to God, the note began with an apology to the deity and ended, “My God, forgive me for what I shall do,” followed by a final ellipsis.
As the investigation progressed, investigators conducted a forensic analysis of the suspect’s phone, which was located at the crime scene. This note was in the device. (1/3) pic.twitter.com/uCAvAZgYWP
— City of Chesapeake (@AboutChesapeake) November 25, 2022
“The employees gave me evil grins, mocked me and celebrated my demise [sic] the last day,” the note said. “So they suffer the same fate as me.”
The shooter said he would not kill a colleague who had cancer “because my mother died of cancer”.
In the note, Bing balked at being compared to a serial killer by employees Jeffrey Dahmer.
“My real intention was never to murder anyone, believe it or not,” the note said. “I was actually one of the most loving people in the world if you get to know me. I just wanted a woman who was as subjugated as I was and obsessed with the thought; but I don’t deserve a woman.”
“I hope people learn from everyone[‘]s faults and genuinely loves God and not the material possessions of the world.
As reported by the New York TimesAuthorities identified the victims as his longtime associates Randall Blevins, Lorenzo Gamble and Brian Pendleton and the newer employees of the store Kelly Pyle and Tyneka Johnson. The name of a 16-year-old boy killed in the mass shooting has not been released.
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