Santa Barbara County Sheriff Details Isla Vista Shootings That Left 7 Dead
Sunday, May 25
(Santa Barbara, CA) -- Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown is confirming the identity of the shooter who claimed the lives of six people in Isla Vista Friday night.
Brown says 22-year-old Elliot Rodger drove around firing at people and also ran down two people on bikes, the last crashed into his windshield just before he apparently took his own life. Brown says his first three victims were male and they were found stabbed to death in Rodger's residence. Brown says they were killed before his street rampage began. Two women were then killed outside a sorority house and a man was fatally shot at a deli before the violence ended. Brown added that local authorities have had three previous contacts with the suspect since July of 2013. The 3 handguns used in the shootings were bought legally by and registered to Rodger.
Sheriff Bill Brown says Rodger started his murder spree at his home before he hit the streets of Isla Vista.
Sheriff Bill Brown describes how the violence ended when Rodger hit his second bike rider with deputies right behind him.
Sheriff Bill Brown says 3 handguns were recovered in Rodger's BMW, and he had plenty of ammo to spare.
Sheriff Bill Brown says Rodger left behind a video on Youtube and a 141 page manifesto detailing his plans and frustrations.