Los Osos man among Santa Barbara murder victims
May 25, 2014
Santa Barbara County Sheriff officials have identified three of the victims of Friday’s killing spree as students at the University of California, Santa Barbara: Christopher Michaels-Martinez, 20, of Los Osos; Katherine Breann Cooper, 22, of Chino Hills and Veronika Elizabeth Weiss, 19, of Westlake Village. The names of the three other victims have not yet been released, pending family notification.
Elliot Rodger, 22, posted a YouTube video on Thursday detailing his plans of mass murder while blaming women for not being interested in him. Rodger said he was a virgin who had never been kissed.
On Friday evening, Rodger began his murder spree by stabbing to death three males at his apartment in Isla Vista.
Then, at about 9:30 p.m., Rodger arrived at the Alpha Phi sorority and pounded on the door, no one answered. He then shot three women outside the sorority, killing Weiss and Cooper.
Rodger left the sorority and drove to a deli, he stood outside and shot and killed former San Luis Obispo High School student Christopher Michaels-Martinez.
Rodger left the deli and continued to drive across Isla Vista, shooting at people, running down others with his car and exchanging gunfire with deputies. He was discovered dead in his car with a bullet to his hip and another to his head. It is not yet known if the bullet to his head was self-inflicted.
During his murder spree, 13 people were injured. Of those, eight were shot, four were run down and one person’s injuries are not explained.