On May 24, the family of Santa Barbara shooting suspect Elliot Rodger released a statement through their attorney saying they had contacted police about Elliot “several weeks ago,” and police interviewed him and “found him to be a…’wonderful human.'”
Breitbart News reported Elliot allegedly killed 7 people, including himself, on May 23. He also wounded 7 others.
According to The Post and Courier, Rodger family attorney “[Alan] Shifman said the family called police several weeks ago after becoming alarmed by YouTube videos ‘regarding suicide and killing people.'” He said that police interviewed Elliot after that call and “found him to be ‘a perfectly polite, kind and wonderful human.'”
Shifman said police found no “history of guns,” but did discover that Elliot “didn’t have a lot of friends.” They said he “had trouble making friends and didn’t have any girlfriends.”
Elliot is believed to have made a video saying the attack was part of seeking “retribution” for being rejected by women.
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