The mass shooter killed in Dayton, Ohio, appears to have been a self-described "leftist" who retweeted posts in support of Sens. Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren. Mixed among selfies and nonpolitical memes on a now-suspended Twitter account linked to Connor Betts were retweeted posts describing ICE agents as "monsters," tweets in support of antifa, and others condemning police, reports CNN. More:
- Hours before the shooting, the account also liked various tweets about the mass shooting in El Paso, Texas, including one that labeled the suspect a "terrorist" and "white supremacist."
- Betts' Twitter bio described an "anime fan / metalhead / leftist." It further noted, "I'm going to hell and I'm not coming back." Writings discovered at Betts' family home in Bellbrook are more concerning as they "expressed an interest in killing people," per CNN.