Colorado mass shooter identified as author of books describing mass killing revenge fantasy

Police have identified the man responsible for killing six people during a shooting spree in two Colorado cities on Monday night.

Lyndon McLeod, who went by the moniker “Roman McClay” online, 47, was shot by officers after he carried out shootings in at least six locations in Denver and Lakewood, Colorado, according to police.

Speaking to the press, Denver Police Chief Paul Pazen said McLeod was already the subject of two police investigations, in 2020 and 2021, but neither case resulted in charges against him.

Police say that three victims were at tattoo art shops when they were slain. Alicia Cardenas and Alyssa Gunn-Maldonado were at Sol Tribe Tattoo and Piercing on Broadway in Denver, Danny Scofield was at Lucky 13 Tattoo on Kipling Street in Lakewood. Another woman, who was not identified by police, was killed by McLeod while working at the Hyatt House hotel in Belmar.

The Colorado Secretary of State’s office says that one of the shooting scenes, located at 6th Avenue and Cherokee Street in Denver, was where McLeod once owned a tattoo shop called Flat Black Ink.

Investigators say that they believe McLeod targeted all the victims he shot, but police have yet to release a motive.

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