(RepublicanPress.org) – Mass shootings continue to plague the country. In some instances, law enforcement officials cannot determine a shooter’s motive, as was the case with the 2017 Las Vegas massacre. Law enforcement officials have a potential motive in mind behind the Colorado Springs mass shooting last Sunday, May 9.
Colorado Springs police officials identified the subject as Teodor Macias, 28, during a Tuesday press conference. The Denver Post reported that Macias methodically shot and killed six people at a birthday party before taking his own life. Police investigators believe Macias shot the victims because he was angry because he wasn’t invited to the party.
The Colorado Springs shooter who killed 6 at at party early Sunday had “displayed power and control issues” in the past, police say https://t.co/CWZwqdW4TG via @EliseSchmelzer and @ShellyBradbury pic.twitter.com/BBZVqctB3I
— Matt Sebastian (@mattsebastian) May 11, 2021
One of the victims, 28-year-old Sandra Ibarra-Perez, was his girlfriend. The remaining victims were all family members of Ibarra-Perez, ranging in age from 21 to 52 years.
Colorado Police Chief Vince Niski told reporters the root cause of “this horrendous act [was] domestic violence.” The suspect had exhibited control issues in the past and opened fire “when he wasn’t invited to a family gathering.”
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