A recent note released by the Cobb County police department, written by Geddy Kramer, the teen identified as the deadly “FedEx Shooter,’ painted the teen as a “sociopath” who suffered from mental instability, frustration and depression.
As the teen carried out the planned, deadly attack at a FedEx facility in a northern Atlanta suburb, he expressed a fair amount of sadness, but no regrets.
In the note left behind to be found after his massacre, Kramer wrote, “I’m in my happy place. I’m in my happy place.”
The Atlanta Journal Constitution reported that the teen was sexually frustrated and living a life of isolation, as evident by his suicide note, however Kramer made certain to caution those who read his final statement that his act was not fault of violent video games, music or another’s influence.
“I’m a sociopath. I want to hurt people,” the 19-year-old Acworth man wrote. “Maybe part of this is also the fact that a life lived in infamy is better than just another nobody. This is not anyone’s fault but mine.”
Although the statements made by the shooter provided a glimpse into his psyche, authorities stated that those statements did not offer a specific reason why Kramer shot and wounded six people late last month at a FedEx package and delivery facility in Kennesaw, before turning a gun on himself, reported CNN.
“There is no silver bullet, there is no smoking gun,” Sgt. Dana Pierce told the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. “To me, none of it makes any sense.”
“This wasn’t the result of media brainwashing and subliminal messages,” Kramer said. “This is my own doing. I’m a sociopath. I want to hurt people.”
The Cobb County Police Department released Kramer’s hand written thoughts to CNN in the form of a pair of brief notes. One labeled “final requests” was found in Kramer’s vehicle outside the FedEx facility, and the other is a three-page note titled “My final thoughts on paper” that was in his house in nearby Acworth.
In the message found in Kramer’s car, he said my “first choice for my massacre would start with anyone who sold me drugs and a few others.” He added that he’d tried “to get help from…a therapist, but I’ve also medicated with several types of drugs, most of which were illegal.”
Kramer shot security guard Christopher Sparkman, his first victim and a U.S. Army veteran, minutes before Sparkman’s shift ended.
“I’ve been shot. I’ve been shot, ” a stunned, but lucid Sparkman told the 911 operator. “Tell my wife I love her….I’m losing energy really fast.”
“Please God, hurry, ” Sparkman said. “I do not want to die.”
The massacre lasted for 20 minutes with Kramer shooting five more FedEx employees with a 12-gauge shotgun.
After Sparkman’s call, police arrived within three minutes to find several people injured. Kramer committed suicide.
“This was personally and, I guess, to a small extent politically motivated,” Kramer said in his note.
“I’m not sad or sorry for the misery I’ve caused,” he wrote.
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