The alleged mass murderer who shot and killed eight people at Atlanta-area massage parlors apparently was a frequent visitor to the establishments prior to his spree, and told police he went on his rampage because it had been “a really bad day.”
The Cherokee County Sheriff’s Department captain said shooting suspect Robert Aaron Long was having a “really bad day” when he fatally shot eight people, including six Asian women, last night (March 16) in Georgia.
“He was kind of at the end of his rope. Yesterday was a really bad day for him and this is what he did,” Capt. Jay Baker said of Long, who is accused of opening fire on spas in Atlanta and Acworth, Georgia. During a Wednesday (March 17) press conference, Baker added that Long admitted to the shootings but denied they were racially motivated.
“The suspect did take responsibility for the shootings,” the captain said. “He does claim that it was not racially motivated. He apparently has an issue, what he considers a sex addiction, and sees these locations as… a temptation for him that he wanted to eliminate.”
On Twitter, hundreds reacted to how Capt. Baker spoke about Long in the press conference.
“‘Yesterday was a really bad day for him and this is what he did’ — a law enforcement official explains Robert Aaron Long’s decision to kill 8 people in a strange manner,” one person tweeted.
“It’s insane to me that the Sheriff just casually says ‘He was fed up, at the end of his rope…yesterday was a really bad day for him and this is what he did’ about the killer,” another person wrote.
"Yesterday was a really bad day for him and this is what he did" — a law enforcement official explains Robert Aaron Long's decision to kill 8 people in a strange manner pic.twitter.com/u0zFcqjbNK
— Aaron Rupar (@atrupar) March 17, 2021
It be the caucacity for me. Continued prayers to everyone effected by senseless act of violence.