Ethan Miller was identified as the active gunman who killed two people at a Safeway grocery store in Bend, Oregon, after first plotting a school shooting in a macabre manifesto that read, “I’m evil, plain and simple.”
Bend Police spokesman Sheila Miller identified the gunman as Ethan Blair Miller and the two victims as Glenn Edward Bennet, a shopper, and Donald Ray Surrett Jr., an employee who attempted to disarm the gunman.
Agents responded to the store near The Forum shopping center on Sunday evening, August 28, 2022. according to the police.
“I’m a bloodthirsty, evil f****** psychopath,” he wrote in a Wattpad newscast, reviewed and saved by Heavy before it was removed. The page has been called the “Ethan Miller downward spiral.” The gunman also posted photos of himself with weapons on Instagram.
“Well, this is it,” read another post. “Today is the day I die.”
Miller wrote that he intended to become a school shooter and was influenced by Columbine, but he couldn’t wait any longer, and that’s how he ended up at the Safeway.
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A page on Wattpad reads like a final diary or manifesto. It has been removed, but Heavy has kept screenshots. In it, Miller berated the government’s “hysteria” of COVID-19 and blamed isolation and loneliness for the mass shooting.
Another message read: “My humanity is gone. I have no emotion whatsoever.”
In another post, he claimed he wasn’t a white supremacist or incel, but hated “everything”. He added, “I’m at peace with the monster I’ve become.”
Miller, who posted pictures of guns on social media, brought an AR-15 to the Safeway store. On Saturday, August 27, 2022, Miller wrote in a newscast that he was “done waiting”.
“I CAN NOT WAIT ANY LONGER. The anger has become uncontrollable,” the news reads.
He also left a YouTube channel with multiple videos, some of them featuring shotguns.
In another post, Miller indicated that he intended to become a school shooter and was influenced by Columbine.