Early Sunday morning, suspected gunman Connor Betts, 24, fired a semi-automatic rifle into a popular nightlife district in downtown Dayton, Ohio. Nine people were killed, including the suspect’s sister. 27 others sustained injuries.
Online researchers have begun acquiring as much information about the suspected shooter before it is inevitably scrubbed from the Internet.
Some seem to believe Twitter account ‘Flowers for Atomsk’ (@iamthespookster) is the profile of Connor Betts.
The account was created in December, 2013 and has made over 10,000 tweets. It follows 1,300 other users and has 326 followers.
“he/him / anime fan / metalhead / leftist / i’m going to hell and i’m not coming back”
The last time ‘Flowers for Atomsk’ was active was on August 3, 2019 at 3:47pm Pacific.
Here are some interesting retweets the account recently made that might conflict with the current mainstream media narrative that the suspect was a Trump supporter and/or White supremacist:
Féintist’s profile bio:
“50% jokes, 25% dunking on fascists, 25% other. 100% Tiocfaidh ár lá“
Black Aziz aNANsi’s bio:
“Contributor at Forward.com. I will be laughing all the way to Trump’s secret prison.“
Here is a reply the account made to verified user David Rothkopf regarding socialism:
“I want socialism, and i’ll not wait for the idiots to finally come round to understanding”
Another tweet related to the 2016 presidential election results:
“#2016ElectionIn3Words This is bad”
There are also quite a few selfies that were posted on the ‘Flowers for Atomsk’ Twitter account that has led some to believe it was in fact owned by the suspected Dayton shooter.
Here is a side-by-side comparison of a photo from the account (left) and a common picture of Betts that is being circulated in the media (right):
Here is another comparison that shows a tattoo Betts had on his arm. The image on the left was found in an article from The Sun. The photo on the right came from Betts’ alleged Twitter account:
Twitter account archive link (2) (3)
UPDATE #1: From Heavy.com –
On social media, the suspect’s biography started to emerge. On his Twitter page, reviewed by Heavy, he described himself as “he/him / anime fan / metalhead / leftist / i’m going to hell and i’m not coming back.” He wrote on Twitter that he would happily vote for Democrat Elizabeth Warren, praised Satan, was upset about the 2016 presidential election results, and added, “I want socialism, and i’ll not wait for the idiots to finally come round to understanding.”
UPDATE #2: More photos from Betts’ alleged Twitter account (click to enlarge) –
UPDATE #3: As expected, ‘Flowers for Atomsk’ has been suspended by Twitter –
H/T: anon MinWamm+
Main Image Credit: Heavy
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