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Sun Jun 13, 2021, 05:01 PM

Sheriff: Florida supermarket shooter made Facebook threats

TERRY SPENCER,
Associated Press
June 11, 2021
Updated: June 12, 2021 4:35 a.m.

FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (AP) — The gunman who stalked and then fatally shot a grandmother and her 1-year-old grandson inside a Florida supermarket had been threatening to kill people, including children, on his Facebook page but no one reported him, a Florida sheriff said Friday.

Timothy J. Wall, 55, had been making the threats for some time before he walked into a Publix in Royal Palm Beach on Thursday, stalked his victims in the produce aisle before first shooting the child and then the woman before killing himself, Palm Beach County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw and his detectives said. Detectives have found no connection between Wall and the woman.

“He has said, ‘I want to kill people and children.' He's got friends. Obviously, they saw that. His ex-wife said that he has been acting strange. He thinks he is being followed. He's paranoid. Do you think a damn soul told us about that? No,” Bradshaw said at a press conference. “If it sounds like I'm angry, I am.”

Under Florida's so-called Red Flag Law, a law enforcement agency can seek an order from a judge to seize the firearms of anyone shown to be a danger to themselves or others and hold them for a year. That can be extended if an agency shows the person is still a danger.

More:
https://www.chron.com/news/article/Florida-supermarket-shooter-had-recently-declared-16241690.php

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