STONE-COLD KILLER: Ore. shooter Chris Harper Mercer was ‘filled with hate’ — wrote blog that said ‘the more people you kill, the more you’re in the limelight’: reports

The gunman who slaughtered nine people at an Oregon community college Thursday was a 26-year-old loner introvert with a disdain for organized religion who lived with his fiercely protective mother.

Police shot and killed Chris Harper Mercer after his rampage at Umpqua Community College in Roseburg, officials said.

Douglas County Sheriff John Hanlin said he wouldn’t name the shooter because “I will not give him the credit he probably sought” at a press conference.

Yet the profile of the shooter who reportedly demanded that his victims state their religions before firing on them began to take shape through news reports and Mercer’s apparent online profiles.

His social media paints a picture of someone who admired Irish Republican Army fighters, thought a great deal about America’s mass killings and may have even revealed hints about the community college massacre.

A photo from the apparent MySpace profile of Chris Harper Mercer shows the man authorities identified as the Oregon community college shooter posing with a rifle.MYSPACE

A photo from the apparent MySpace profile of Chris Harper Mercer shows the man authorities identified as the Oregon community college shooter posing with a rifle.

“He appears to be an angry young man who was very filled with hate,” a law enforcement official told The New York Times.

Rosario Lucumi, who rode the same city bus as Mercer, said the 26-year-old shared a small one-bedroom apartment with his mother, Laurel Harper.

“He and his mother were really close,” she revealed to the Times. “They were always together.”

Neighbors said Harper went to great lengths to shield her son from ordinary annoyances. She once started a petition demanding the landlord do a better extermination job in the complex because its cockroaches were “really irritating” Mercer.


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