Jonathan Douglas Sapirman, 20, identified as the Indiana mall shooter

Jonathan Douglas Sapirman, 20, identified as the Indiana mall shooter

The identity of the gunman Jonathan Douglas Sapirman, three victims, and the bystander who fatally shot the gunman during the weekend mall shooting in Greenwood, Indiana, have all been made public by US officials.

The shooting spree happened on Sunday at about 6 o’clock local time at the Greenwood Park Mall. Many people reported an active shooter by dialing 911.

Police in Indiana mall shooting identify victims, shooter, and armed bystander

According to US authorities, a 20-year-old man shot five people in the food court of a suburban Indianapolis shopping center before assembling a weapon in the restroom. He killed three of them before being shot dead by an armed shopper. According to James Ison, the city’s police chief, Jonathan Sapirman of Greenwood appeared to be facing eviction when he started shooting at the Greenwood Park Mall just before it closed on Sunday night.

Ison said 22-year-old Elisjsha Dicken of Seymour, a city located about 45 miles (72 kilometers) south of Greenwood, who was shopping with his girlfriend, shot and killed Sapirman after he continued to kill people. Ison referred to Dicken’s rapid response as “nothing short of heroic.” The chief stated that there might have been “many more deaths last night if not for a responsibly armed citizen,” adding that investigators were still trying to ascertain the reason for the attack.

According to US authorities, a 20-year-old man shot five people in the food court of a suburban Indianapolis shopping center before assembling a weapon in the restroom. He killed three of them before being shot dead by an armed shopper.

 According to James Ison, the city’s police chief, Jonathan Sapirman of Greenwood appeared to be facing eviction when he started shooting at the Greenwood Park Mall just before it closed on Sunday night. Ison said 22-year-old Elisjsha Dicken of Seymour, a city located about 45 miles (72 kilometers) south of Greenwood, who was shopping with his girlfriend, shot and killed Sapirman after he continued to kill people. Ison referred to Dicken’s rapid response as “nothing short of heroic.” The chief stated that there might have been “many more deaths last night if not for a responsibly armed citizen,” adding that investigators were still trying to ascertain the reason for the attack.

Victims

The deceased were a married Indianapolis couple, Pedro Pineda, 56, and Rosa Mirian Rivera de Pineda, 37, as well as Victor Gomez, 30, also from Indianapolis, according to the Johnson County and Marion County coroners’ offices. Shrapnel struck a 12-year-old girl, injuring her, and a lady, according to authorities. Despite the fact that Dicken was allegedly lawfully armed, the mall forbids visitors from having guns on the premises.

In a statement released on Monday, the mall expressed its sorrow for the victims and praised Dicken for his “heroic deeds.” It made no mention of its no-weapons rule, and the Simon Property Group, which runs it, did not reply to a request for comment.

As of July 1, Indiana law permits anyone who is 18 years of age or older to carry a handgun in public, with the exception of those who are prohibited due to conditions like having a felony conviction, being the subject of a restraining order, or being diagnosed with a dangerous mental illness by a court. The Republican-controlled Indiana legislature kept the clauses allowing private property owners to ban weapons. The assault The latest in a line of mass shootings in the US occurred on Sunday. In recent months, killing zones have included schools, churches, supermarkets, and a Fourth of July celebration close to Chicago.

However, the shocking murder rate of the nation is frequently more clearly visible in smaller-scale killings that rarely garner significant media attention. Authorities initially reported that there were five victims—four women and one man—but they later changed that to two men and three women on Monday. Ison claimed that Sapirman entered the mall, went into a restroom, and stayed there for approximately an hour before coming out and starting to shoot.

Investigators, according to him, think Sapirman used that time to prepare and potentially assemble a gun he had brought along in his rucksack. In the end, he fired 24 rounds in less than two minutes.

AR-15-style Rifle

Ison claimed that Sapirman shot people using an AR-15-style rifle, and that police also discovered another one in the restroom. Sapirman was also found to be in possession of a handgun, which they also discovered on him. He was reportedly carrying multiple magazines that each held more than 100 rounds of ammo. While Ison said authorities were still trying to confirm this, Sapirman’s relatives told investigators that he recently received notice that he was being evicted from his apartment, despite the fact that police do not yet know the reason for the attack.

Jonathan Douglas Sapirman claimed that in May, according to relatives, he quit his job as a warehouse worker. “At the moment, we lack a purpose. When we spoke to his family members, they shared the same amazement as the rest of us. They claimed that he showed no signs of being violent or unstable,” Ison stated. The chief claimed that as Sapirman “attempted to retreat back into the restroom and failed, and fell to the ground after being shot,” Dicken fired 10 rounds from his handgun. He used a handgun to engage the shooter from a fair distance, and he was highly skilled and tactically sound in doing so.

Juvenile Record

And as he moved to get closer to the suspect, Dicken signaled for people to leave behind him, according to Ison. Jonathan Douglas Sapirman had a juvenile record that included a brawl at school and a time he ran away from home, but the chief claimed that Sapirman had no criminal history as an adult. He claimed that records obtained by the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms, and Explosives proved Sapirman had frequented the range and purchased ammunition there over the previous two years. He claimed that relatives had informed investigators that Sapirman had been practicing shooting at a gun range.

Officers, according to Ison, found a cellphone in a toilet in the mall restroom that they believe Jonathan Douglas Sapirman put there. The chief stated without going into further detail that they discovered a laptop and a can of butane inside Sapirman’s apartment’s oven, which was on and set to a high temperature. The FBI will examine the laptop and mobile that were harmed by the heat of the oven because “we are extremely curious to have things assessed,” he said.

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The city of Greenwood, which has a population of about 60,000 and is located just south of Indianapolis, was the scene of a mass shooting, according to Greenwood’s mayor Mark Myers. I don’t want to have to share these statements with the other mayors, But I am, regrettably,” he remarked. “I ache for the wounds these senseless killings have left on the victims and on our community,” the speaker said.

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