The shooter in the Virginia Walmart mass shooting left a “death note” addressed to God on his phone, police say.
In a rambling note released Friday by the Chesapeake Police Department, Andre Bing, 31, said his actions were not planned, but things were in place, as if he had been killed by Satan, NBC News reported. Boot same.
Bing added that he did not listen to the Holy Spirit.
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In the document, Bing also said he lost his dignity after his phone was hacked.
He said people were unfairly comparing him to serial killer Jeffrey Dahmer, writing: “I will never kill anyone who comes into my house.”
He ended by asking God to forgive him for what he was about to do.
In a statement, police said they found the note when “detectives were conducting forensic analysis of the suspect’s mobile phone at the scene”.
The motive for the shooting was unclear, police said, and they could not say when the note was written.
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In a statement, Walmart said: “Nothing can justify taking the life of an innocent person.
“Our focus remains on the families of those grieving and supporting our colleagues during this difficult time.”
Walmart said Bing has been the company’s overnight team leader since 2010.
Police said the 9mm pistol used in Tuesday night’s shooting was legally purchased that morning and that Bing had no previous criminal record.
Officials released a copy of a note found on his phone that appeared to have redacted the names of specific people he mentioned.
Bean died of an apparently self-inflicted gunshot wound.
A vigil will be held Monday for the victims of the shooting at City Park in the Chesapeake.