Christina Grimmie Murder: Kevin James Loibl Is Identified As Shooter
Kevin James Loibl has been identified as the gunman who killed The Voice star Christina Grimmie on Friday, at a concert in Orlando, Florida.
Christina Grimmie Shooter Is Revealed To Be Kevin James Loibl
Loibl, 27, of St. Petersburg, Florida, reportedly died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound after being tackled by Grimmie’s brother during the attack.
Man who shot and killed Christina Grimmie @TheRealGrimmie is
Kevin James Loibl DOB 03/10/1989 pic.twitter.com/2D7ZIDhXCa
— Orlando Police (@OrlandoPolice) June 11, 2016
“Her brother, Marcus, is a hero and possibly saved countless other lives. He is not injured,” Orlando police said in a statement.
Loibl is believed to have traveled to Orlando specifically for the event. He had two loaded handguns, additional ammunition and a hunting knife at the time of the shooting, police said.
Orlando Police Chief John Mina told reporters the suspect did not appear to have a criminal record and there was no indication he and Grimmie knew each other. Mina stated it appeared Loibl may have been a deranged fan.
“We believe he came here to commit this crime,” Mina announced.
Grimmie performed as the opening act for the band Before You Exit at the Plaza Live concert hall. She was signing autographs, when Loibl approached her and fired his gun.
Grimmie was taken to a local hospital in critical condition and died early Saturday morning.
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