Ross Truett Ashley, a 22-year-old part-time college student, shot to death a police officer and then committing suicide at Virginia Tech last week.
However, according to reports, the teenager was a friendly person who didn’t talk about weapons or guns.
“Ross wasn’t that kind of person. He was friendly, nice,” said Nic Robinson to AP. She is a 21-year-old history major preparing for law school at Radford University, where Ashley was a part-time student.
This has spark a speculation whether Ross was influenced by the recent burst of video games shooters such as Battlefield 3 and Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 3. His style of the killing is similar to the upcoming Rockstar’s title Grand Theft Auto V (GTA 5).
Authorities reported that Ashley killed police officer Deriek Crouse on the Virginia Tech campus while the officer made a traffic stop on Thursday, then killed himself not long after. The reason of the killing is still unknown