Alleged UNLV Shooter Talked About Zodiac Killer, ‘Obsessed’ With Las Vegas
3 people died and one was in critical condition after a shooting occurred at the University of Nevada Las Vegas on Wednesday afternoon.
According to the most recent report from the New York Times, the victim who was in critical condition is now stable.
Multiple media outlets, such as ABC News, USA Today and the Associated Press, reported that law enforcement sources have allegedly said the shooter is 67-year-old Anthony Polito. Although, police have not officially said that Polito is the dead suspect.
Anthony Polito Tried To Work At UNLV
Polito died at the scene after getting into a shootout with the police. However, USA Today and the AP further reported that Polito actually applied for a job at UNLV, and he did not receive the job.
According to USA Today, East Carolina University hired Polito as an assistant professor in the department of marketing and supply chain management. He also graduated from the University of Georgia with a Ph.D degree in 2002. He also had affiliation with a few other universities.
LVMPD Search UNLV Shooter’s Home
Polito apparently lived in an Henderson apartment complex in the 300 block of North Arroyo Grande Boulevard, the Las Vegas Review-Journal said.
Police searched his apartment and obtained electronic devices such as his phone, USA Today reported.
UNLV Shooter Talked About The Zodiac Killer, ‘Obsessed’ With Las Vegas
To add another eerie layer to this horrible situation, Polito posted a 15-page document about the Zodiac Killer, “saying he decoded some of the cryptic messages from a killer in Northern California in the late 1960s,” The Las Vegas Review-Journal said.
Las Vegas also seemed to be the topic of some of his online posts. ABC 7 said some of his online posting indicated a “fondness for Las Vegas having made some two dozen trips there in the last 15 years and providing numerous links to articles and travel guides on the city.”
USA Today was able to analyze Polito’s Rate My Professor page before it went defunct. “Dozen” of posts said that Polito was “awesome” and had a different way of teaching. It also gave insight into his “eccentric” personality and “infatuation” with Las Vegas.