The gunman who killed two people when he opened fire on a Safeway grocery store with an AR-15-style weapon in Bend, Oregon, has been formally identified by police as Ethan Miller.
Ethan Miller, 20, walked into a grocery store in Oregon and shot two people dead with an AR-15 kept a two-month long countdown chronicling the decline of his mental health in which he decried America as a ‘fake’ land of the free and outlined his plans for a massacre similar to the 1999 Columbine school shooting.
Ethan Miller, a former student of Mountain View High School in Bend, Oregon, was found dead in the store by authorities having committed suicide in the aftermath of his August 28 attack in a Safeway at the Forum Shopping Center.
He had an AR-15-style gun and a rifle nearby, while police found three Molotov cocktails and a sawn-off shotgun in his truck.
His victims were named as Glenn Edward Bennett, 84, and Donald Ray Surrett Jr, 66, a Safeway employee who tried “heroically” to disarm the shooter and probably saved the lives of other shoppers, Bend Police Department spokeswoman Sheila Miller said at a press conference on Monday.