Florida Man Accused of Threatening to Kill 100 People in Mass Shooting

Tristan Scott Wix was arrested Friday. (Volusia County Sheriff's Office )
Volusia County Sheriff's Office

A Florida man accused of threatening via text messages to kill 100 people has been arrested on Friday, authorities said.

Tristan Scott Wix, 25, of Daytona Beach, was arrested outside a supermarket in Daytona Beach on Friday after his ex-girlfriend reported the threatening text messages to the authorities.

The Volusia County Sheriff’s Office said that in one of the messages, Wix wanted to “break a world record for longest confirmed kill ever,” and in another message, he wanted to gun down at least 100 victims in a confirmed location.

Wix wrote in another one of the messages that he wanted to die while committing the mass shooting and hoped that someone would help him, shooting into a large crowd from three miles away, WKMG reported.

Authorities did not specify who the recipients of the messages were.

The sheriff’s office said that Wix claimed he did not own firearms but had told police that he was fascinated with mass shootings.

A search of his apartment later found a hunting rifle with 400 rounds of ammunition at his apartment, according to police. He is currently being held in a Florida county jail without bond.

Wix was one of three men arrested last week for threatening mass shootings in Florida, Ohio, and Connecticut. His arrest also comes a few weeks after the mass shootings in El Paso, Texas, and Dayton, Ohio, left more than 30 dead.


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