Tyler Brehm Shooting: Break-Up May Have ‘Triggered’ Hollywood Gunman’s Rampage - ktla.com
I am posting about this because the usual suspects are calling Tyler Brehm a “jihadi” based on one eye witness who said he heard “Allah Akbar” but it turns out there was a lot of shouting back and forth between the perp and one of the people filming from an apartment.
I found the Facebook page with news of his breakup posted last Wednesday, and I found a Tyler Brehm in a lot of racing videos on Youtube, not sure if it’s the same guy in the vids from Pennsylvania. (The Hollywood Brehm lists Carlisle PA as his home town, and the racing Brehm was sponsored by a paintball company from Pittsburgh, Valken.)
The ex-girlfriend of the man police killed Friday after he shot at motorists and pedestrians told KTLA that a recent break-up may have triggered the man’s rampage.
The Los Angeles County Coroner’s Office identified the shooter as Tyler Brehm, 26, of Hollywood. Few details about the man are available but his Facebook page revealed he ended a relationship four days ago. On his page, he listed knowledge, friendship, family, money, success and “things that go fast” among his interests.
Brehm’s ex-girlfriend, Alicia Alligood, 24, told KTLA she and Brehm dated for four years before breaking up this month.
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The end of their relationship may have acted as a trigger that led to Friday’s fatal events, she said in a phone interview with KTLA’s David Begnaud.
Brehm and Alligood went to school together in Pennsylvania, beginning in junior high, continuing in high school. They began “hanging out” during their college years, she said.
Alligood described Brehm as a “humanitarian,” and someone who was “extremely motivated to change the world for the better.” He even managed a non-profit organization for a friend, she said, but would not name the organization.
She said Brehm was “really stressed out lately.” He met a woman he thought was a pharmaceutical saleswoman, who had given him some kind of pills, Alligood said. He began taking the pills, which was alarming because he never took “hard” drugs before.
“He was very anti-pharmaceutical,” Alligood said.
After Brehm met the woman — who Alligood would not name — he was never the same.
Los Angeles Police Department officials say the motive to Brehm’s shooting rampage is still unknown.
Brehm began shooting at pedestrians and motorists about 10:30 a.m. Friday on Vine St. between Sunset Boulevard and Delongpre Avenue.
Video taken from nearby buildings showed him walking into the street and pointing a handgun at passing cars. He shot nearly 20 rounds from a .40 caliber Smith & Wesson and reloaded the weapon least once during the spree, LAPD officials said.
“He was just kind of shooting spontaneously,” said William Wiles, who watched the incident from his bedroom window nearby. “He didn’t really have any mission or purpose or anyone in particular.”