ISLA VISTA, Calif. — Santa Barbara Police Saturday identified Elliot Rodger, 22, as the man suspected of killing six people during a Friday night drive-by rampage.
The attack ended with Rodger dead in his BMW — hours after a disturbing video titled “Elliot Rodger’s retribution” was posted, a manifesto authorities said was a clear sign of “premeditated mass murder.” Rodger’s father, a Hollywood director, and his family say they warned police about disturbing videos weeks before the shooting rampage their son committed near a Santa Barbara university.
Rodger stabbed to death three roommates at his apartment in Isla Vista before starting his shooting rampage, Santa Barbara County Sheriff Bill Brown said at a Saturday night news conference.
Brown added that Rodger had three semi automatic handguns–a Glock 34 and two Sig Sauer P226s– as well as more than 400 rounds of ammo when he died.
The suspected shooter purchased all his firearms legally. They were registered to him.