FORT LAUDERDALE, Fla. (WFLA/AP) — The 55-year-old man who pulled out his handgun and killed a younger youngster and the kid’s grandmother at a Palm Seaside County Publix Thursday had been struggling for months to make ends meet, courtroom data present.
In response to courtroom paperwork, Timothy J. Wall had declared chapter earlier this yr and had $6,000 in belongings in comparison with $215,000 in money owed. Many of the cash is owed to his ex-wife, who divorced him in 2018.
Palm Seaside County Sheriff’s detectives stated Friday that they nonetheless haven’t discovered any connection between the 55-year-old and the girl and youngster whom he killed earlier than turning the gun on himself.
Detectives say Wall had made threatening statements on social media previous to the taking pictures as effectively.
“The true unhappy a part of this, apart from the actual fact two persons are useless, is that there was an opportunity this could possibly be stopped. why? The reason being he’s on Fb he has stated ‘I wanna kill folks and kids,’” Palm Seaside County Sheriff Ric Bradshaw stated.
The sheriff went on to say this tragedy may have been averted if folks got here ahead with info relating to Wall’s social media posts.
“He’s bought associates clearly they noticed that. His ex-wife stated he’s been performing unusual, he thinks he’s being adopted, he’s paranoid. You suppose a rattling soul instructed us about that? No, and if it seems like I’m indignant I’m.”
Deputies say Wall entered the Publix round 11:30 a.m. and shot the kid within the produce part. The grandmother “interfered” with Wall and was in a position to jam his gun. After some struggling, Wall then shoots the grandmother after which himself.
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