A California man went on a shooting rampage after killing his mother and setting her house on fire over the weekend. Here’s what you need to know.
1. Carnan Killed His Mother
Police say 29-year-old Ryan Carnan of Simi Valley, California murdered his own mother by shooting her with a gun and setting her house on fire, reports the Ventura County Star. After killing his mother around 5 p.m. on Saturday, Carnan admitted the crime to his brother, who then frantically called the police. The woman’s charred remains were found inside the home.
2. He Went on a Shooting Spree on His Tractor
After his Carnan’s body was found, police started receiving calls that an armed man was driving through the neighborhood on a tractor, shooting bystanders at random. He reportedly shot at several residents in the area, but no one else was injured.
3. Police Fatally Shot Him
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According to a press released, responding officers fatally shot Carnan in the Bridle Path area of Simi Valley when they “were confronted with a deadly force situation.”
“Based on the information that was being received by the 911 callers that a subject was actively shooting a firearm in a residential neighborhood, the heroic actions of the officers involved cannot be understated,” the press release stated.
4. A Motive is Still Unclear
5. Police Responded to a Mental Heath Call at the Home in 2008
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According to the Daily Mail, police reportedly responded to a mental health call at the Carnan home in 2008, but no further details on the call were available.