Skip to comments.Young mom, 21, and 25-year-old man shot dead in murder-suicide in Maryland
Posted on 01/25/2014 9:29:32 PM PST by fella
Young mom, 21, and 25-year-old man shot dead in murder-suicide in Maryland mall skate shop by gunman so heavily armed the bomb squad was called
Briana Benlolo, 21, and Tyler Johnson, 25, were shot by a gunman while working at Zumiez at the Mall in Columbia It was Benlolo's first job since she gave birth to her son, two The gunman emerged from a dressing room and began shooting, killing Benlolo and Johnson and injuring others He then turned the gun on himself Police called in the bomb squad to disarm the man, who was armed with crude explosive devices The mall will remain closed until at least Sunday Police say they have tentatively identified the gunman but have not released his name
There is speculation that the shooting could have been a domestic dispute between Benlolo, a boyfriend and an ex-boyfriend
(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...
I guess he didn’t see the sign at the mall entrance that prohibited bringing firearms into the mall. O’Malley will have to have the legislature pass a law that mandates a larger font on those “no firearms signs”.
I figured it had to be some kind of domestic dispute since he could have shot more people if he really wanted to but after shooting the two employees killed himself
Yep he should have read the sign..GUN FREE ZONE..yeah that outta keep out the crazies
well, luckily the shotgun survived the shooting so we can still put it on trial.
The last few shootings have involved shotguns..didnt Joe Biden tell everyone to buy a shotgun..so how come the media isnt saying that Biden is responsible just like the media blamed Sarah Palin for a little red mark on a map
Because that would completely undermine their current anti-assault weapon narrative.
And Maryland has the most strict gun control in the United States..gee, notice that all of the recent shootings have all involved leftist states..maybe there should be gun control, against leftists since they are not responsible enough to have a gun
Lots of pictures, but no picture of the killer?
now, the shooters themselves typically have a history of leftist statements but I think they're probably too young, too dumb, and too crazy to understand politics well enough to understand their own political motivations.
Not a peep from the US press since the perp is a homo.
The violence of our youth from Chicago to Detroit to New Orleans to DC and now even Maryland is frightening.
Colorado high school shooter..Commie leftist..Washington Naval Yard shooter, Leftist..Tuscon shooter, leftist..Colorado Movie theater shooter, leftist..now this shooting, who knows if he was a leftist, he might just have snapped because of jealousy
You mean the love of his life dumped him for a girl? We all know that gays can't go straight.
and lets face it, the blacks and mexicans engaging in the urban warfare that accounts for the vast majority of our annual gun deaths are all leftist democrats and are, inarguably, the product of leftist democrat policies and leadership.
That’s the case here in LA..black on black crime, black on mexican crime, mexican crime on black crime and the media here will NEVER identify the perp as black or Mexican..they will show the photo but never identify the race..but if the perp is white all you will hear is white white white
Note, there weren’t enough people killed to meet the FBI’s standard of a ‘mass killing’, so it won’t make ABC or CBS or NBC as a big deal.
A covenant not to defend myself from force by force is always void. For, as I have shown before, no man can transfer or lay down his right to save himself from death, wounds, and imprisonment, the avoiding whereof is the only end of laying down any right; and therefore the promise of not resisting force, in no covenant transferreth any right, nor is obliging.
Thomas Hobbes (15881679). Of Man, Being the First Part of Leviathan.
Once again, you have to read a foreign paper to get the real story.
Once again, the lead politician credits police for a quick response even though the incident was over before they even arrived.
>> the perp is a homo
Well then, shouldn’t it be gungay, gunhomo, or gunpacker?
The signs against guns are making a lot of us into criminals (trespassers in most establishments around me), but we'd rather be taken to task to "trespassing" than taken to the morgue for going unarmed into the lion's den....There are usually other choices of establishments, but some can't be avoided.
But it was assault shotgun, probably similar to the kind used by the military, and I’ll bet it was finished in scary looking weapon colors, not pink and green with flowers painted on the stock.
And he'll have a tough time renewing his permit, now. Those MD permits are hard to get, very strict.
The first two headlines on yahoo are Justin Bieber and Leonardo DiCaprio.
Where'd you hear that?
“...but no picture of the killer?”
Didn’t read the whole piece yet, but from the bit posted here it says they haven’t released his name yet, so they are not going to put his picture in the paper before that happens.
Besides, I think they get these pictures from family members (unless the person is well known enough for the paper to have one already), right now they’d have to run a pic of his corpse, they aren’t going to do that, I hope anyway.
Another failure of the school system to properly teach reading. We need more money for education!
The gunman emerged from a dressing room and began shooting, killing Benlolo and Johnson and injuring others
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Not trying to be crass etc, but that is a far cry from the reports of anywhere from 2-??? gunmen, shots flying from balconies, different levels,updates and dedicating virtually the whole 11PM news to a DOMESTIC DISPUTE that happened in a mall.
Like the man says, jobamabiden suggested ALL get a shotgun, now that the last couple of ‘incidents’ have involved shotguns one would think ‘they’ would at least be suggesting Biden may bear some culpability. (I DON’T BELIEVE THAT) but if say Ted Cruz or Clint Eastwood would go national and say everyone should have a shotgun, these idiots would be trying to have Cruz or Clint be CHARGED with the murders.
Admittedly I do have a measure of paranoia when it comes to the Press and their reporting BUT it appeared to me that ‘they’ were trying to whip people into a frenzy over something that wasn’t.
They’ve released the shooter’s name, Darion Marcus Aguilar. Still no pic. Here is the link:
BTW, I like your screen name, I just noticed it now.
Well, the story was getting some traction late yesterday but has since been dropped like a hot potatoe.
I’m glad the shooter killed himself. He should have done that much sooner.
Maryland “Freak State” PING!
Maybe cause the name of the shooter is Darian Marcus Aguilar, something like that.
Prayers for the two victims and their families. I don’t know how I would handle loosing any of my kids that way and at such a young age. The young lady that was killed also has a two year old that is now without his mother.
You can tell yesterday the media was foaming at the mouth “What kind of weapon was it” they kept on repeating at the news conference..as soon as you heard “Shotgun” you could hear the air being sucked out of the media’s Commmie traps, you could tell they were disappointed, they wished it had been an AR-15
bkfitzofDE, concord, 14 hours ago
From cousins email, " Lisa said that the swat team got to her store after 3 p.m. and banged on the store doors. The manager on duty came out of the stock room holding up the key to open the doors. 6 customers & other saleswomen followed. They would not let her open the door with the key and broke the doors down & told the manager to lay on the floor and they held a gun over her. The other people had guns held on them as they were all escourted out of the mall building. This apparently happened to all the stores throughout the mall....all 210 of them! The shooters body is still there and a robot is being sent in to be sure his body isn't armed. I hear they flew a bomb sniffing dog in from Ocean City as well. The Mall is closed tomorrow. 2 days of financial loss for all the stores!
Ghastly overreaction by police, destroying property and horrifying the townspeople with guns instead of, for instance, quickly photographing everyone's ID and setting up portable metal detectors and making them file through...
When this happened in Kenya recently and was not domestic incident but a wider-spread incident of terrorism, the DailyMail ran pictures a few days later of the stores badly looted, especially the electronic stores. By whom? The (Kenyan) police and national guard, who were the only ones with access once the shooting started and ended.
The lesson for me is, if I'm ever in this situation and have any means whatsoever of getting outside the mall instead of going into safe rooms, I'm going to try to get out.
This may have been an over-reaction by the po-po, but I watched an active shooter training presentation for work, and one of the things the speaker emphasized was that the cops will not have time for niceties while trying to get as many people out unharmed as possible. They may yell at you, manhandle you, even put you in cuffs, as the situation is resolved.
fed up, wacko land, United States, 23 hours ago
...I have worked in the prisons and with gang and drug related professionals.. Columbia does have a lot of drug related hard core gang activity that is unknown to many.... those released from prisons often do stay and live in the areas surrounding the prisons. I do know what Im talking about. It's a big problem in Columbia.
ray weaver, baltimore, United States, 23 hours ago
This was not in the hood. Columbia is a rather affluent area.
Ron Amatic, Baltimore, United States, 21 hours ago
Columbia was an affluent area. Lots of section 8 housing there now, which has sent the crime rate soaring in recent years.
The instant gratification generation does not take rejection well
If the post above is correct, the active shooting had ended 3 to 4 hours previous and the shooter was dead by his own hand, having targeted one woman and one man instead of spraying out at many.
Secondly, what is the reason for breaking the doors down and making the employees lay on the floor 3-4 hours after the shooting stopped? It does seem that they were checking for any more possible shooters; but they apparently used protocols for an act of terrorism like the Kenya mall, where there had been specific threats made and chatter detected from terrorists prior to the event. But this one had all the usual earmarks of a love triangle gone bad.
I, too, have been in police training sessions, but not lately. A lot has changed; but with it, common sense seems to have gone out the window. I trust you are not in favor of the overmilitarization of the police, TSR; so I'm just clarifying my reasoning here.
Of course I'm not. I doubt that every small town police force needs an MRAP. The inner cities, which are potential riot zones, on the other hand . . .
Politically incorrect. Here you go, just released from DailyMail:
Another single-mom fellow, like Lanza.
I expect nothing but unprofessionalism and barely-controlled panic from our law enforcement professionals.
Possible gunfights, not knowing who the enemy is or what shape the threat could take--it's scary, and they just want to get home, right?
When I was younger, I used to be surprised more often.
Often the press will have the name before they have a green light to publish it, and will find a picture through social media or some other way whether the family cooperate or not. If notification of kin is what held it up, alright, but kin were then presumably notified of the two slain quick enough to publish. So it’s a big if.
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