Denver-Area Mass Shooter Apparently Authored Books That Mirrored Rampage

A Colorado man who wiped out five people throughout a shooting spree that spanned the Denver area before he was shot dead by police, apparently authored self-printed books that mirrored the rampage.

Lyndon McLeod, 47, started the spree by killing Alyssa Gunn-Maldonado, 35, and  Alicia Cardenas, 44, just a little before 6 p.m. on Monday night at Sol Tribe Tattoo and Piercing in Denver, based on local outlet CBS4. Jimmy Maldonado, Cardenas’ husband, seemed to be shot but survived and it was transported a place hospital where he was put into intensive care, KDVR reports. Cardenas was the owner from the parlor. 

McLeod then broke right into a home in nearby Lakewood where he chased a few and hang their van burning, based on the Lakewood Police. After that, he shot and wiped out Michael Swinyard, 67, inside his residence. McLeod then experienced a shootout with Denver police before reaching Lucky 13 Tattoo in Lakewood where he shot and wiped out tattoo artist Danny “Dano” Scofield, 38. McLeod drove towards the Hyatt House hotel in Lakewood where he shot Sarah Steck, 28, while she was working in front desk.

Close to the hotel, McLeod exchanged gunfire with Lakewood Police agents (that department calls the agents and never officials) as he shot one officer within the abdomen. The agent, who survived, fired back and wiped out McLeod.

The shooter understood four from the five victims, some through personal relationships yet others through business relations, based on local outlet CBS4. He didn’t know Steck but apparently had difficulties with your accommodation.

McLeod, an old tattoo shop owner, had apparently written a number of books that alluded to this type of massacre. The number of three books, known as “Sanction,” featured a personality named Lyndon McLeod who shoots up a tattoo shop, local outlet 9News reports. That shooting happens in the 2nd from the three books inside a tattoo shop on Sixth Avenue particularly. The van fire happened on Sixth Avenue. At some point in “Sanction Book 2,” Lyndon meets Unabomber Theodore “Ted” Kaczynski. Throughout the series, his character kills greater than 40 people. The books were also apparently full of sexism, conspiracy theories, and sexual assault fantasies. 

Throughout a press conference Tuesday, police confirmed that McLeod have been on their own radar for some time. They investigated him both in 2020 and 2021, but no charges resulted from individuals investigations.

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Written by Stephanie Green

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