Ian David Long Wiki
Ian David Long Bio
|Ian David Long is the gunman who killed 12 people at the Borderline Bar & Grill in Thousand Oaks, California. He was a 28-year-old veteran of the Marine Corps who apparently suffering from Post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and had previous run-ins with the law. Long was on active duty with the US Marine Corps from August 2008 to March 2013, according to Defense Department records. One of the victims from the shooting was Sergeant Ron Helus of Ventura County Sheriff.|
|Ian David Long Personal Details|
|Ian David Long Age||28 Years old as of 2018|
|Ian David Long Death||He apparently killed himself on Wednesday night, 8th November 2018|
|Ian David Long Occupation||He was a veteran of the Marine Corps|
Ian David Long Previous Contacts with Law Enforcers
The only information currently known about Long is that he was a 28-year-old Marine that was living in Newbury Park, California, and legally purchased the murder weapon (a Glock 21 .45 caliber handgun) in 2016. Long served in the United States Marines for four years (August 2008 to March 2013) as a machine gunner before joining the Army Reserves.
Ventura County Sheriff Geoff Dean said his department had several previous contacts with Long, including a call to his home in April 2018, when deputies found him angry and acting irrationally. The sheriff said a mental health crisis team was called at the time and concluded Long did not need to be taken into custody.
Ian David Long Borderline Bar & Grill Shooting
According to authorities, Long reportedly drove his mother’s car to the scene Borderline Bar and Grill (a country music bar in Southern California) around 11:20 p.m. PST on Wednesday, 7th November 2018. He entered the premises, using a smoke bomb and a handgun. He was described as a hooded gunman dressed all in a black. Wednesday’s at the Bar are always described as “college night.” Most of the people inside were college students. He first fired on a person working the door, then appeared to shoot at random at people inside.
Sheriff’s Sgt. Ron Helus and a passing highway patrolman arrived at the Borderline around 11:20 p.m. the same day in response to several 911 calls as multiple gunfires ran the air.
Helus was immediately hit with multiple gunshots, Dean said. The highway patrolman pulled Helus out, then waited as a SWAT team and scores more officers arrived. Helus died early Thursday at a hospital.
By the time they entered the bar again, the gunfire had stopped, according to the sheriff. They found 12 people dead inside, including the gunman. He apparently took his own life, the sheriff said.