Police kill shotgun-wielding man reportedly driven to violence by his beliefs in QAnon conspiracy theories, after he fatally shot his wife and wounded them daughter in suburban Detroit, officials said on Monday.
A 25-year- an elderly woman called 911 at about 4:11 am on Sunday and “stated that she just was shot by her father” on Glenwood Drive in Walled Lake, the Oakland County Sheriff’s Office said. in statement.
When deputies and Walled Lake police arrived at the scene, a man named Igor Lanis, 53, came to the scene. out Entrance door with pump-action shotgun Remington 870 and began to shoot at the officers, the sheriff office said.
Machine-gun fire from Lanis hit the car the officer was behind and residence behind him”, although not one “was injured as a result of these shots,” the sheriff said. office Monday said.
The Walled Lake police officer and the Oakland County Sheriff’s Deputy are back. fire, killing Lanis, officials said.
The 911 caller was “at the front door…trying to crawl out of home”before the officers” dragged her into safety’, the authorities said.
She was taken to the hospital and taken to the sheriff’s emergency room. office said, adding that the woman had been promoted from critical stable condition.
Officials found man’s wife and family dog dead inside home.
His wife, 56-year-old Tina Lanis, was “shot several times”. times in in the back and it turned out that she also attempt to escape out of front door, sheriff’s office said.
Killed dog Great Pyrenees, also was shot several times times.
sheriff office said Monday it still wasn’t there clear what could touch off terrifying outburst.
“as part of of this is an ongoing investigation, they are looking for an understanding of what set it’s on the move leading a resident who fatally shot his wife, shot and seriously wounded him daughter as well as killing in family dog”, the sheriff said in a statement.
His other daughter, Rebecca Lanis, who was not injured on Sunday, Detroit News reported that her father suffered from mental health challenges what she pinned on conspiracy theories and extremist ideologies he chose up online.
“I think he was always inclined to [mental issues]but it really brought him down when he read all these strange things on online,” Lanis told the newspaper.
She told her father worsened after Donald Trump lost the presidential election in 2020, covering “crazy ideas” online such as QAnon.
Rebecca Lanis told the News that she was the author of statement on a subreddit page called “QAnonCasualties” that accused her father of questions on in false but a widely held conspiracy theory, among other things, about leading topsecret war on clique of pedophiles and criminals.
She cursed QAnon supporters and said she hoped “the FBI will tighten their grip.” on you “so such conspiracy theorists someday” will rot in prison (and hell) for poisoning so much people.”
Sheriff Michael Bouchard on Monday thanked dispatchers, police and his deputies for them fast work.
“This is an incredibly horrendous act,” Bouchard said. in statement. “This is so sad on so many levels but due to reaction and professionalism of our dispatch, Walled Lake officers and Oakland County sheriff’s deputies, at least one the victim was saved. We will be actively involved information get an idea of what set it’s in motion.”
Brandy Zadrozny contributed.