Breaking Digest previously reported that a disturbed shooter opened fire on campus at the University of Nevada in Las Vegas on Wednesday, killing three innocent people, before being taken out by police.
The person responsible for the heinous act has been identified.
Law enforcement officials informed ABC News that the perpetrator of the mass shooting was 67-year-old Anthony Polito, a former professor who had unsuccessfully sought employment at the university. Polito had previously held professorial positions in North Carolina and Georgia.
According to ABC News, two police detectives responded to the active shooting scene and confronted Polito, who was armed with a handgun. A confrontation ensued, resulting in a shootout with the police, ultimately leading to Polito’s death.
The report indicates that investigators are currently searching an apartment in Henderson, Nevada, believed to be Polito’s residence. Authorities have obtained his phone and are using it to search for potential evidence related to the motive behind the shooting. Additionally, they are examining his professional writings for any additional clues.
Authorities revealed that the victims killed in the shooting were faculty or staff members, not students. This has led them to suspect that the attack might not have been random, although it remains unclear if the perpetrator was acquainted with the individuals involved.
The Las Vegas Metro Police Department (LVMPD) disclosed that a fourth person was transported to a local hospital and remains in critical but stable condition. According to the New York Post, four others were hospitalized due to panic attacks, while two officers received treatment for minor injuries sustained while clearing the buildings.
During a Wednesday evening press briefing, LVMPD Sheriff Kevin McMahill revealed that the UNLV campus swiftly went into lockdown following the shooting report. He informed reporters that law enforcement systematically evacuated students and staff from the campus, conducting a methodical clearance floor by floor, room by room, and building by building.
Authorities later reported that Polito had previously served as a professor in North Carolina and Georgia before applying for a professorial position at UNLV, which he did not get.
According to ABC 7 News, Polito maintained both a LinkedIn profile and a personal website. On this site, he published a 15-page document delving into the Zodiac Killer, a notorious mass murderer who operated in Northern California during the late 1960s. Polito boasted about decoding some of the killer’s enigmatic messages.
Additionally, Polito expressed his deep love for Las Vegas, showcasing flattering testimonials from his students on another section of his website.
On his LinkedIn profile, Polito identified himself as a “semi-retired university professor” residing in Las Vegas. He obtained a double major in Mathematics and Statistics from Radford University, pursued his master’s degree at Duke University, and completed his education with a Doctorate in Philosophy from the University of Georgia.
Polito’s website featured claims that he decoded the Zodiac Killer’s letters and dedicated a section to “great minds”, among whom he included George Soros.
Below is the list of people he considered to have “great minds”:
In another section of his website labeled “Powerful Organizations Bent on World Domination!” Polito compiled a list featuring groups and families such as the Illuminati, Freemasons, Bohemian Grove, The Rothschild Family, Bilderberg Group, along with a dozen others.
From the New York Post:
He (Polito) also ran a personal website about his life, in which he posted a 15-page theory claiming he decoded the messages left by the Zodiac Killer, who operated in Northern California in the late 1960s.
His site also lists people he credited as the “Great Minds of the Twentieth Century,” including George Soros, Nikola Tesla and astronomer Carl Sagan.
In a section titled “Powerful Organizations Bent on World Domination,” Polito includes the Rothschild family, the National Security Administration and even the Economics Department at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.
“His site also includes George Soros as one of the great minds of the 20th century.” Another Leftist whack job. UNLV mass shooter ID’d as Anthony Polito, professor who failed to get job at school https://t.co/QE9lw6xYAU— 🐎 Stable Genius™️ 🇺🇸 (@StableGeniustm) December 7, 2023