Ethan Miller: Safeway shooter planned Columbine-style massacre, warned he would commit ‘NATIONAL TRAGEDY'

'I can’t wait to just send a Bullet into someone’s Brain. This is going to be the Bloodiest and Most Gruesome Massacre in the History of Massacres!' Miller wrote

Ethan Miller: Safeway shooter planned Columbine-style massacre, warned he would commit ‘NATIONAL TRAGEDY'
Ethan Miller, who entered an Oregon grocery store and killed two people, documented his plans and motives in an online journal (Wattpad)
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BEND, OREGON: Ethan Miller, the 20-year-old shooter, who entered a grocery store in Oregon and used an AR-15 to kill two people, kept a two-month countdown documenting the deterioration of his mental state. During this period, he criticized America as a fake land of the free and laid out his plans for a massacre similar to the 1999 Columbine school shooting. Miller posted a lengthy online diary with a two-month timeline building up to the attack, an explanation of his plan and objectives, and a gallery with selfies and pictures of the weapons just hours before committing the horrible murders.

According to Daily Beast, Miller wrote in the first entry, on July 29, “I can’t wait to just send a Bullet into someone’s Brain. This is going to be the Bloodiest and Most Gruesome Massacre in the History of Massacres! I want Blood, Guts, Brain Matter, and Pieces of Skull & Flesh to Paint the Walls and Floors. Then I wanna End my Life Here in the Most Violent Way Possible. By Eating the Barrel of My Shotgun then Blowing my Head Off & Evacuating my Brain with Buckshot.”

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His alma mater Mountainview High School was his primary target, and he planned to carry out a mass shooting at the school on September 8, the opening day of classes, according to Miller's plan.

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Miller asserted in the lengthy declaration that he could no longer wait because he had grown impatient. He wrote, “The Rage has become uncontrollable and It can’t wait 2 More Weeks. Tomorrow. Sunday. August 28th, 2022. Doomsday.” Photos of Miller firing what seems to be a rocket launcher and other weaponry were also included in the document.


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He wrote in an online diary titled 'The Downward Spiral of ‘Ethan Miller’, “If you’re reading this then I’m definitely DEAD and have just committed a ‘NATIONAL TRAGEDY.’” The diary continues to embrace Covid skepticism and hopeless loneliness. He added, “Despite numerous attempts at being Social and trying to make new Friendships they have all turned futile. I created this Tragedy. But Society created Me.”

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Miller identified himself as ‘The Quiet Kid with Anger Issues’ and stated in earlier writings that he wanted to carry out mass murder. He claimed the “real changes started a little over two years ago when COVID started to become a global thing,” adding, “God that still f**king pisses me off. I still cannot believe the entire f**king world fell for that.” Then he explained why "this shooting is going to be a bit DIFFERENT though" in more detail.

Miller insisted, “Because I’m not like the typical Mass Shooter. “I’m different I’m not doing this for ‘Fame’ or to ‘Get Revenge’. I simply just want to DIE and leave a Lasting Impression and VIOLENT mark on this World on my way out... My life could’ve been different but because of the mistakes and choices I’ve made it’d led me here. I’m not exactly upset with it though.. I will find Peace on the Other Side.”

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“You guys are all so shocked and appalled I’m picturing it now... I’ve always been dangerous though. Like a Ticking F**KING time bomb. Ready to blow!” Miller remarked. 

After his attack on August 28 in a Safeway at the Forum Shopping Center, Miller committed suicide and was discovered by authorities dead inside the store. Before entering the store and killing Safeway employee Don Surrett, a 66-year-old US Army veteran, and Glen Bennett, 84, a customer who just so happened to be in the store, Miller fired bullets from his pistol in the parking lot.

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Authorities claim that two more persons were shot but survived and that Miller's car contained two Molotov cocktails and a sawed-off shotgun. Police claimed that they have responded to multiple 911 calls that began at 7:04 pm on Sunday, August 28. The cops arrived at the scene within two to three minutes from the time that the first 911 call was dispatched, and immediately entered the store, the police said at a press conference on Monday, August 29. 

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