Police have released a “death note” that was left behind by the supervisor who opened fire and killed six at a Chesapeake, Virginia, Walmart earlier this week.
According to the note that was left on his phone, he apologized for what he was about to do while simultaneously blaming others for mocking him.
“Sorry, everyone, but I did not plan this. I promise things just fell in place like I was led by the Satan,” Andre Bing, 31 wrote.
Bing allegedly had no criminal history, and the weapon used in the shooting, a 9 mm, had been legally obtained the morning of the attack.
The names of specific people he referenced appeared blacked out of the memo.
He said he was “harassed by idiots with low intelligence and a lack of wisdom” while claiming that he was hacked and that his dignity was stolen.
“They laughed at me and said that I was like Jeffrey Dahmer,” he said.
He continued, “My only wish would have been to start over from scratch and that my parents would have paid closer attention to my social deficit.”
Bing concluded the note, “My God forgive me for what I am going to do…”
One witness said she saw Bing target specific individuals, while another said Bing was shooting wildly.
“The way he was acting — he was going hunting,” said employee Jessica Wilczewski. “The way he was looking at people’s faces and the way he did what he did, he was picking people out.”
Wilczewski claimed she had only been employed by the company for five days and was unsure of Bing’s relationships or interpersonal issues. She said that the fact that she was a new employee could be the reason she escaped.
When Bing appeared in the break room, another employee pulled her under the table to hide, but once the gunman realized it was her, he said, “Jessica, go home,” and she ran out of the store.
According to other co-workers, Bing admitted to having “anger issues.”
As the investigation has progressed, detectives conducted a forensic analysis of the suspect's phone, which was located at the scene. This note was located in the device. (1/3) pic.twitter.com/uCAvAZgYWP
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