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FM123

(10,063 posts)
Fri Jun 11, 2021, 05:11 PM Jun 2021

Publix murder-suicide: Grandmother tried to fight off man in seemingly random attack

(Local10News) ROYAL PALM BEACH, Fla. – Detectives believe the Publix murder-suicide was a random act by a mentally ill man, the Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office said Friday.

Timothy J. Wall, 55 of Loxahatchee, is the man authorities say killed a woman and her nearly 2-year-old grandson before taking his own life in the frightening supermarket shooting Thursday morning.

Deputies say Wall walked into the Publix at 1180 Royal Palm Beach Boulevard in Royal Palm Beach and shot the toddler dead. The boy’s grandmother ran over to try and stop the attack. Wall knocked her to the ground, shot her, and then turned the gun on himself, investigators say.

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Bradshaw said this should have been prevented but no one in Wall’s life spoke up about it.

“He’s on Facebook. He has said, ‘I want to kill people and children,’” Bradshaw said. “He’s got friends. Obviously they saw that. His ex-wife said he’s been acting strange. He thinks he’s being followed. He’s paranoid. You think a damn soul told us about that? No.”

Read More: https://www.local10.com/news/local/2021/06/11/timothy-wall-identified-as-publix-gunman-its-awful-shoppers-say/

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Publix murder-suicide: Grandmother tried to fight off man in seemingly random attack (Original Post) FM123 Jun 2021 OP
OMG, that's horrific. Shell_Seas Jun 2021 #1
Can we please start funding mental hospitals again? ZZenith Jun 2021 #2
I'm with ya... bahboo Jun 2021 #3
wow, that's even worse than what i'd assumed. maxsolomon Jun 2021 #4
That poor kid saw a crappy life. lpbk2713 Jun 2021 #5
Random? Bull. He didn't randomly acquire a gun, he didn't randomly load it with ammo, etc. ck4829 Jun 2021 #6
The choice of victims does seem to have been random. ShazzieB Jun 2021 #7
I know, but it's still worth saying ck4829 Jun 2021 #13
I know that Facebook has algorithms that pick up certain words or phrases 70sEraVet Jun 2021 #8
+1,000,000 llmart Jun 2021 #9
Yeah, much too vague.... SergeStorms Jun 2021 #10
Just another member of a well regulated militia Nevilledog Jun 2021 #11
The dimwits in the comment section are 'wishing she had been packing' Jon King Jun 2021 #12
Guns make us safer. PoindexterOglethorpe Jun 2021 #14

ZZenith

(4,193 posts)
2. Can we please start funding mental hospitals again?
Fri Jun 11, 2021, 05:18 PM
Jun 2021

Please?

Someone just lost their mother and their son in one horrific and likely avoidable atrocity.

What’s it going to take?

maxsolomon

(33,784 posts)
4. wow, that's even worse than what i'd assumed.
Fri Jun 11, 2021, 05:40 PM
Jun 2021

I'd assumed it was an estranged husband killing his child and ex. a normal american familicide.

thanks again, guns, for facilitating paranoid psychosis. guess the grandmother should have been armed and seen it coming.

ck4829

(35,216 posts)
6. Random? Bull. He didn't randomly acquire a gun, he didn't randomly load it with ammo, etc.
Fri Jun 11, 2021, 06:15 PM
Jun 2021

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70sEraVet

(3,718 posts)
8. I know that Facebook has algorithms that pick up certain words or phrases
Fri Jun 11, 2021, 07:29 PM
Jun 2021

I guess "I want to kill people and children" is not one of those phrases.

llmart

(15,830 posts)
9. +1,000,000
Fri Jun 11, 2021, 07:46 PM
Jun 2021

Facebook keeps trying to convince us that they are doing everything they can to monitor posts.

I call b.s.

Jon King

(1,910 posts)
12. The dimwits in the comment section are 'wishing she had been packing'
Fri Jun 11, 2021, 08:09 PM
Jun 2021

This myth of more guns is beyond stupid. The poor lady did not have a clue what was going on and rushed to the baby, the guy had her on the ground in 3 seconds, while all the other customers ran as fast as they could to save themselves.

But yeah, the grandmother should have instead engaged the deranged shooter in a gunfight...you know....like a Dirty Harry movie they clowns saw when they were kids.

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