After Shooting, Alleged Gunman Details Grievances in ‘Suicide Notes’

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A man claiming to be Bryce Williams called ABC News over the last few weeks, saying he wanted to pitch a story, and wanted to fax information. He never told ABC News what the story was.

This morning, a fax was in the machine (time stamped 8:26 a.m.) almost two hours after the shooting. A little after 10 a.m., he called again, and introduced himself as Bryce, but also said his legal name was Vester Lee Flanagan, and that he shot two people this morning. While on the phone, he said authorities are “after me,” and “all over the place.” He hung up. ABC News contacted the authorities immediately and provided them with the fax.  

In the 23-page document faxed to ABC News, the writer says “MY NAME IS BRYCE WILLIAMS” and his legal name is Vester Lee Flanagan II.” He writes what triggered today’s carnage was his reaction to the racism of the Charleston church shooting:

“Why did I do it? I put down a deposit for a gun on 6/19/15. The Church shooting in Charleston happened on 6/17/15…”

“What sent me over the top was the church shooting. And my hollow point bullets have the victims’ initials on them.”

It is unclear whose initials he is referring to. He continues, “As for Dylann Roof? You (deleted)! You want a race war (deleted)? BRING IT THEN YOU WHITE …(deleted)!!!” He said Jehovah spoke to him, telling him to act.

Later in the manifesto, the writer quotes the Virginia Tech mass killer, Seung Hui Cho, calls him “his boy,” and expresses admiration for the Columbine High School killers. “Also, I was influenced by Seung–Hui Cho. That’s my boy right there. He got NEARLY double the amount that Eric Harris and Dylann Klebold got…just sayin.'”

In an often rambling letter to the authorities, and family and friends, he writes of a long list of grievances. In one part of the document, Williams calls it a “Suicide Note for Friends and Family.”

  • He says has suffered racial discrimination, sexual harassment and bullying at work
  • He says he has been attacked by black men and white females
  • He talks about how he was attacked for being a gay, black man

“Yes, it will sound like I am angry…I am. And I have every right to be. But when I leave this Earth, the only emotion I want to feel is peace….”

“The church shooting was the tipping point…but my anger has been building steadily…I’ve been a human powder keg for a while…just waiting to go BOOM!!!!”

7 thoughts on “After Shooting, Alleged Gunman Details Grievances in ‘Suicide Notes’

  1. What a nice script they got goin’ here. The manifesto sure fits into the rest of this giant web of lies. “I’ve been a ‘Human powder keg” for a while…just waiting to go BOOM.” Oh boy, the gun-grabbers just creamed their jeans. Spin doctors are drooling at how to spin it into the mix of lame excuses for gun confiscation.

  2. “He talks about how he was attacked for being a gay, black man”

    Must have had the Michael Jackson ‘treatment’.

    Or they posted the wrong photo. The hand that held that gun was as white as mine.

      “However, stock traders spoke loudly when the price for Smith & Wesson Holding Corporation and Sturm, Ruger & Company jumped during he onslaught of press coverage.
      Smith & Wesson stock jumped 2.2 percent, or about 50 cents, per share throughout the day, and Ruger stock jumped 3.8 percent, or roughly $2, per share. Comparatively, the NASDAQ bounced around, dropping about 100 points but recovered in full about two hours later.”

  3. Well hey guys’ it’s like that “Dirty Harry” movie. “Maybe tomorrow I’ll shoot a nigger or a priest.” This is only the beginning of, mark my words, numerous mall shootings and gun violence, all rehearsed and government sponsored, to a level never before achieved. The really stupid sheeples will throw their guns into the pile voluntarily when the anti-gun spin machine is done. So, hold on there, partner, you cannot spin anything past anyone who knows where the bears $hit in the buckwheat. They are in trouble. Too many American Nationals know the score.

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