More disturbing details are coming to light about Travis Brandon Baumgartner, 21, the "person of interest" in the shooting at the U of A Friday morning.
Baumgartner has a Facebook page and made posts in the hours leading up to this tragedy.
His profile picture shows a person in a full face cover and some posts refer to violent acts.
Another photo from Facebook
With a closer look at the posts you may notice something interesting. The last two posts are quotes of the supervillan the Joker, a character in the Dark Knight.
Even more unsettling, that movie begins with a violent bank heist.
Baumgartner's last post reads: "She grabbed the kitchen knife to defend herself. He doesn't like that... not.. one.. bit."
The quote comes from the Joker telling the story of how he got his scars.
An earlier post is yet another Dark Knight Joker quote: "if, tomorrow, I tell the press that, like, a gang banger will get shot, or a truckload of soldiers will be blown up, nobody panics, because it's all "part of the plan." But when I say that one little old mayor will die, well then everyone loses their minds!"
Mayor Stephen Mandel was shown the Facebook page.
"I have no comment," Mandel said. "Really what can I say about what someone wrote, so we'll leave it at that."
This screenshot of a comment on a friend's wall might raise some red flags as well.
Screenshot by Gerald Schmidt
The page however is a private account, and only those who are friends are able to access this information. If you have any information on Baumgartner give us a call in the newsroom at 780-466-6397 or email email@example.com. (twd, sj)
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