The FBI will be part of Dayton police in investigating this previous weekend’s mass taking pictures, with authorities centered on the killer’s “violent ideologies,” officers stated Tuesday.
Federal and native authorities have up to now stopped in need of calling the homicide of 9 folks, in Dayton’s downtown leisure district early Sunday morning, a terrorist act by Connor Betts, 24.
Betts was killed by responding police.
“Our investigation with Dayton police is ongoing, we now have not made any last investigative conclusions into the motive of the shooter or if he was assisted by some other folks on this assault,” Special Agent Todd Wickerham, head of the FBI’s workplace in Cincinnati, stated at a press convention.
“However, we now have uncovered proof all through the course of our investigation that the shooter was exploring violent ideologies,” Wickerham stated.
“Based on this proof, we’re initiating an FBI investigation, side-by-side with the Dayton police murder investigation, to ensure we get to the underside and we discover every thing and we attempt to perceive the very best we are able to why this horrific assault occurred.”
And Dayton Police Chief Richard Biehl stated his investigators have discovered that Betts had a “history of obsession” with violence and “had expressed a need to commit a mass taking pictures.”
The Dayton announcement comes on the identical day the FBI stated it’s going to examine the shooting at the Gilroy Garlic Festival as domestic terrorism, equally citing the “violent ideologies” of deceased gunman Santino William Legan.