Suspect Lyndon McLeod’s books and social media posts include rants and fantasies – CBS Denver

LAKEWOOD, Colorado (CBS4) – Lyndon McCleod, the apparent gunman of a massacre in Denver and Lakewood on Monday, left behind books, videos, podcasts and social media posts that provide insight into the kind of life he lived – and perhaps foretold the tragic wave of crime. Police believe McLeod was targeting most of his victims.

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What worries many is how he apparently planned his next shootout in a series of books he wrote years ago under the pen name “Roman McClay”.

McCleod has published three books through the company titled ‘Sanction’, ‘Sanction II’ and ‘Sanction III’. He wrote about a successful Colorado-based businessman who shared his real name, Lyndon McLeod. In the book, he wrote about this character one day snapping and embarking on a shootout across Denver – attacking people who were former business partners and friends who he said had betrayed him.

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McLeod has posted videos online of himself living a secluded life in the mountains, living in a storage container, and frequently shooting guns.

On an Instagram page, called @sanctionthebook, which has now been deleted, McLeod posted a photo of himself holding a long gun.

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He also posted several interviews and podcasts on YouTube, mostly on his book series, just five months ago.

CBS Denver learned that law enforcement knew about McLeod and had investigated him twice in the past two years, but found no reason to charge him.

Alicia Cardenas, 44, and Alyssa Gunn, 35, were shot and killed at Sol Tribe Tattoo on 1st and Broadway.

MichiganaeI Swinyard, 67, was shot in 1200 blNorth Williams Street ock.

Danny Scofield was killed at Lucky13 Tattoo on Colfax Avenue and Kipling Street.

Sarah Steck, 28, was shot dead at the Hyatt House in Lakewood and later died in hospital.

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