Tags: shawn walter bair | elkhart | grocery | store | shooter

Shawn Walter Bair, Elkhart Grocery Store Shooter, Called Himself a 'God' Online

Image: Shawn Walter Bair, Elkhart Grocery Store Shooter, Called Himself a 'God' Online

Friday, 17 Jan 2014 10:11 AM

By Clyde Hughes

Shawn Walter Bair, the Elkhart grocery store shooting suspect, described himself as a god and once wrote on Facebook that everyone would "taste the cold metal of my knife," NBC News reported.

Bair, 22, allegedly went on a shooting spree Wednesday night at Martin's Super Market in Elkhart, Ind., killing a store employee and a customer before police fatally shot him.

Urgent: Do You Approve Or Disapprove of President Obama's Job Performance? Vote Now in Urgent Poll

Officials told WNDU-TV that Bair entered the store through the deli area around 10 p.m. and starting firing his semi-automatic handgun. Indiana State Police Sgt. Trent Smith said Bair pointed his weapon at them when they arrived on the scene, prompting officers to fire at him.

"We believe it was a single shooter and he is dead," Smith told reporters during a news conference Thursday morning. "We are pretty confident that Elkhart's [police department's] quick response to the scene most definitely saved lives tonight."

Smith said in the news conference that Elkhart police officers arrived on the scene within three minutes of the first call to 911.

NBC News uncovered violent posts on what appear to be Bair's Facebook page.

"I have now realized that everybody should die no matter race or religion black white everybody will taste the cold metal of my knife and death shall follow me collecting souls of the wicked," one post reportedly read.


The Elkhart Truth newspaper identified one of shooting victims as Krystle Dikes, a 20-year-old employee at the store.

"The police came to my house and knocked on my door, it was some time after like 1 o'clock in the morning, with two chaplains," Dikes' mother, Juanita Whitacre, told The Truth. "They asked me if I was Juanita Whitacre. I said, 'Yes.' They asked me if they could step in. I said, 'yes.' They came in and then they told me the news that nobody wants to hear."

Whitacre told the newspaper that Dikes had dreams of opening her own daycare center.

"Krystle loved people," her mother said. "She was very outgoing and she was free-spirited and independent. She probably had thousands of friends that are kids, teenagers, and she reached out to kids that had a lot of problems."

Police said Dikes and Bair may have dated in the past, according to ABC7Chicago.com, but it's not yet clear what the shooter's central motivation was. The second victim was identified as 44-year-old Rachelle Godfread.

Editor's Note: ObamaCare Is Here. Are You Prepared?

Related Stories:

© 2015 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
You May Also Like

Kentucky Senator Brandon Smith Wants Out of DUI With Immunity Law

Friday, 23 Jan 2015 19:20 PM

Kentucky state Senator Brandon Smith, arrested earlier this month on a DUI charge, is making an effort to get the charge . . .

School Bus Pentagram? Woman Outraged Over Satanic Brake Light Symbol

Friday, 23 Jan 2015 18:53 PM

A Tennessee woman is outraged after spotting what she says is a satanic pentagram formed by the brake lights on a school . . .

Rapper Tiny Doo May Face Long Jail Sentence Over Lyrics

Friday, 23 Jan 2015 18:10 PM

San Diego rapper Tiny Doo is facing a possible 25-year prison sentence for his violent song lyrics under a little-known  . . .

Top Stories

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved