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Man, 21, is arrested after eight people are shot dead and three injured at three Asian massage parlors around Atlanta during two hour rampage
The Georgia massage parlor shooter brought a Bible with him to school every day and had developed a deep sense of 'shame' over his addiction to porn and sex which he sought treatment for in rehab, his friends and former roommates have revealed.
Robert Aaron Long, 21, murdered eight people including six Asian women on Tuesday at three different parlors in a three-hour killing spree in Georgia. Because the majority of the victims are Asian, the murders are being widely treated as another attack on the Asian community after a spike in violence against Asian Americans thanks to the COVID-19 pandemic.
Police won't rule out racism as a factor yet but they said on Wednesday that Long had told them he wasn't racist, but was driven by his desire to 'eliminate' sexual 'temptation'. He said he is a sex addict who frequented the spas and blamed them for his addiction.
Now, friends are sharing more details of his intensely religious life. His father is a youth minister and he is an enthusiastic member of a South Baptist church which, after the shootings, said it was 'heartbroken'. It has also been revealed that he sought treatment at Maverick Recovery, a treatment center in Atlanta, for sex addiction at the end of 2019 and early 2020.
Tyler Bayless, 35, told Reuters that he spent several months living at the Atlanta halfway house for recovering addicts with Robert Aaron Long, 21, who was charged on Wednesday with eight counts of murder and one count of aggravated assault in the Tuesday night shootings.
Bayless, who says he was being treated for drug addiction, said he was in a halfway house named Maverick Recovery with Long in late 2019 and early 2020, and last saw Long last February.
It's unclear if he was in rehab before that or if he just sought treatment there. The center has removed all of its websites and social media pages and is not taking any inquiries.
He said Long had been treated for sex addiction and that he frequented massage parlors for 'explicitly sexual activity.' Bayless said Long was 'deeply religious' and would become 'very emotionally distraught that he frequented these places.'
'In the halfway house he would describe several of his sexual addiction "relapses" as he called them. He would have a deep feeling of remorse and shame and say he needed to return to prayer and to return to God,' he said.
Robert Aaron Long, 21, told police that he has a sex addiction and viewed the parlors as an 'outlet' and 'temptation' that he wanted to remove. He confessed to the killings after police rammed his car off the road at 8pm on Tuesday night. He was on his way to Florida to carry out more attacks. He has been charged with four counts of murder and aggravated assault in Cherokee County, where the first salon is that was targeted. He hasn't yet been in charged in Atlanta
Robert Aaron Long was in a halfway house called Maverick Recovery in Atlanta, Georgia, in late 2019-early 2020. It's unclear if he was in rehab before that or if he just sought treatment there. The center has removed all of its websites and social media pages and is not taking any inquiries
Pictured is Long's home in Woodstock, Georgia. Officers say they found Robert Aaron Long, 21, thanks to help from his parents, who recognized him from surveillance footage posted by authorities and gave investigators his cellphone information. Cherokee County sheriff Frank Reynolds said cops then used that information to track and find him, adding: 'They’re very distraught, and they were very helpful in this apprehension'
Jessica Lang pauses and places her hand on the door in a moment of grief after dropping off flowers with her daughter Summer at Youngs Asian Massage parlor where four people were killed
Another friend told DailyMail.com that he was known in school as 'country boy'.
A woman who gave her name as Amber graduated from Sequoyah High School in 2016, a year before Long. She knew him, but not well, and said he was quiet.
He did occasionally get into fights when people made fun of the way he looked and dressed, she said.
'He was a country boy. Everyone called him "country boy" because he had this southern look to him and wore cowboy boots, blue jeans and a Carhartt jacket.
'He was just quiet. Back in the day, I never would have thought he would go kill eight people in a spa. He did get in fights, though, fist fights with random people he had issue with. Some people made fun of him for the way he looked.
'I remember having (suspension) with him and he’d test the teacher. He was talking on his cell phone, purposefully doing this to get kicked out. The teacher called the school cops on him,' she said.
Long went on a three hour rampage that left eight dead at Georgia massage parlors was caught after his parents spotted him in surveillance pictures released by police and called 911, authorities said Wednesday.
Officers say they found Robert Aaron Long, 21, thanks to help from his parents, who recognized him from surveillance footage posted by authorities and gave investigators his cellphone information.
Cherokee County sheriff Frank Reynolds said cops then used that information to track and find him, adding: 'They’re very distraught, and they were very helpful in this apprehension.'
Police Captain Jay Baker said: 'We are really appreciative of the family. Without them, this would not have happened as, well, as quickly as it happened. They were very supportive, and certainly this was difficult for them.'
God-fearing gunman Long targeted the locations - one in Acworth and two in Atlanta - because he'd visited them before and blamed them for his sex addiction, cops revealed on Wednesday morning.
He then went on the run and was driving to Florida to target porn-industry locations when he was arrested 150 miles south of Atlanta, police said. Officers rammed his Hyundai off the road to take him into custody where he is said to have confessed to the killings.
Georgia police comments sparked an angry reaction from some online who branded them an example of white privilege in action
Atlanta police on Wednesday released 911 calls made during the shooting. In one a woman inside the Gold Spa whispers as she tells the operator she is hiding and that a robbery is in progress.
Ten minutes later in a second call regarding the Aromatherapy Spa a caller says: 'They said some guy came in. We heard a gunshot and, you know, the lady's passed out in front of the door. And everybody is scared and everybody is hiding.'
Four of the eight victims have now been named as; Delaina Ashley Yaun, 33; Paul Andre Michels, 54; Xiaojie Yan, 49; and Daoyou Feng, 44.
Elcias R Hernandez-Ortiz was injured but survived.
Friends of Yaun say that she and her husband were there for a couple's massage. He escaped but she was killed.
Not all of the victims were staff. Yaun's friends say she was a paying customer who was in the parlor to get a couple's treatment with her husband.
Initially, police said they were probing whether race was a factor in the attacks because six of the eight victims were Asian women.
But on Wednesday morning, they said Long told them that was not why he carried out the attacks. Instead, he said he is addicted to sex and porn, and wanted to remove the 'temptation' of the parlors.
He told police that he saw the parlors as an 'outlet' for his sex addiction. Detectives have not clarified if he had ever engaged in sex acts with any of the staff there.
Long has been charged with killing eight people. The gunman bought his 9mm handgun hours before the rampage, police said.
He was on his way to Florida to carry out more attacks when he was caught. The Florida locations were somehow connected to pornography, police said on Wednesday without revealing more details.
'He claims that it was not racially motivated... he has an issue that he considers a sex addiction and sees these locations as something that allows him to go to these places... it's a temptation for him that he wanted to eliminate,' Captain Jay Baker of the Cherokee Sheriff's Office said at a Wednesday press conference.
Baker added that it had been a 'very bad day' for the suspect, and said: 'He was at the end of his rope'. He didn't elaborate on what had happened earlier in the day.
Those comments sparked an angry reaction from some online who branded them an example of white privilege in action.
Hari Kondabolu said: 'The fact he sees ASIAN WOMEN as 'temptations' for his sex addiction is racial motivation. Not seeing this as racist IS racist. #StopAsianHate.'
Qasim Rashid tweeted: 'Retweet if you've had a bad day during this pandemic or ever in life and didn't mass murder 8 people. Apparently that's where the bar is now. White supremacy is a helluva drug.'
But Tim Willcutts defended Capt. Baker, writing: 'He wasn't apologizing for him. He was attempting to explain why this happened.' Alicia Gibbs said: 'He's relaying what the investigators said. He wasn't apologizing.'
Another Twitter user, Shannon Hillis, said: 'Not everything is about race.'
Greg Rook tweeted: 'Two of the six shot outside Atlanta were not Asian. What would you say if he shot mostly WASPs, that he was a racist hating on white people? BTW, I am a very progressive, liberal democrat, but I'm tiring of this constant virtue signaling. Not everything is about race or racism.'
Three shootings at spas and massage parlors around Atlanta left eight people dead and police on the hunt for those responsible
Robert Aaron Long, 21, of Woodstock, was identified as the suspect in the shooting at Young's Asian Massage Parlor in Cherokee County that left four people dead and one person injured
A 21-year-old man has been captured in southwest Georgia, hours after eight people were killed in shootings at three Atlanta-area massage parlors.
Cherokee County sheriff's Capt. Jay Baker said Robert Aaron Long of Woodstock, Georgia, was taken into custody in Crisp County on Tuesday night following a police car chase, about 150 miles south of Atlanta - about a three hour drive.
The Crisp County Sheriff’s Office said it received information on the suspect’s car and spotted it driving along a highway whereupon police gave chase ultimately ramming the vehicle off the road.
The eight women, many of them Asian, were shot dead in three separate shootings at two spas and a massage parlor in and around Atlanta.
The first shooting happened just before 5pm at Young's Asian Massage parlor off Bells Ferry Road and Highway 92 in Acworth, Georgia about 30 miles north of Atlanta.
It appears that all five victims were shot inside the business.
Two of the victims were dead and three were transported to a hospital where two of them also died, Cherokee County Sheriff´s Office spokesman Jay Baker said.
Officials are looking for a suspect in a black Hyundai SUV in connection with a massage parlor shooting on Tuesday in Atlanta
The suspect was captured pulling up the to business in a black SUV minutes before the shooting which occurred in Cherokee County near Bells Ferry Road north of Atlanta
Authorities investigate a fatal shooting at a massage parlor, on Tuesday. Robert Aaron Long, of Woodstock, Georgia, has been captured hours after multiple people were killed
The shopping center where the massage parlor is located was closed to the public as investigators search for ballistics, fingerprints and other evidence according to the
Atlanta Journal Constitution.The suspect was captured by surveillance video pulling up to the business around 4:50pm, just minutes before the shooting.
The sheriff's office posted surveillance pictures on its Facebook page, asking people to share the images that show the man near the vehicle.
From there, it's believed Long drove more than 30 miles where a further two shootings occurred in northeast of the city in the suburb of Woodland Hills.
The two spas attacked are located directly across the street from one another.
Three shootings at spas and massage parlors around Atlanta left seven people dead and police on the hunt for those responsible
Last week, President Joe Biden condemned what he called 'vicious hate crimes' committed against Asian Americans since the start of the coronavirus pandemic, calling such acts 'un-American' and demanding they stop.
'Too often, we've turned against one another,' Biden said in his first primetime address, detailing the progress made in the fight against Covid-19.
The Democratic president decried 'vicious hate crimes against Asian Americans who have been attacked, harassed, blamed and scapegoated' over the pandemic, which originated in China.
During an address to the nation last week, President Joe Biden condemned what he called 'vicious hate crimes' against Asian-Americans
'At this very moment, so many of them, our fellow Americans -- they're on the front lines of this pandemic trying to save lives and still, still they're forced to live in fear for their lives just walking down streets in America,' Biden said.
'It's wrong. It's un-American. And it must stop.'
Activists say broader anti-Asian discrimination has been fuelled by talk of the 'Chinese virus' from former president Donald Trump and others.
A protester takes part in a rally to raise awareness of anti-Asian violence, near Chinatown in Los Angeles last month
Just days into his presidency, Biden signed an executive order on January 26 condemning racism towards the Asian-American Pacific Islander (AAPI) community during the pandemic.
States are following suit, with California and New York allocating more resources to combating anti-Asian racism and draft legislation in the works in New York.
Racial motivation is hard to establish in many cases, but reported anti-Asian hate crimes more than doubled from 49 to 122 last year across 16 major US cities including New York and Los Angeles -- even as overall hate crime fell, according to a California State University study.
The report looked at events categorized as criminal in nature and showing evidence of ethnic or racial bias, using preliminary local police data.
It aligns with another study from the Stop AAPI Hate advocacy group showing more than 2,800 incidents of racism and discrimination - including non-physical forms - targeting Asian-Americans and reported online across the United States between March and December last year.
While absolute numbers of hate crimes remain relatively small, Cynthia Choi, co-executive director of Chinese for Affirmative Action (CAA), which co-founded the Stop AAPI Hate advocacy group, says it's likely there are many more lower-level incidents going undetected.
'The recent surge has to do with the fact that there's blame being pointed at China' over Covid-19, Choi said. 'And then also couple that with racist rhetoric by the former president... and other elected officials.'
Reports of attacks, primarily against Asian-American elders, have spiked in early 2021 -- fuelled, activists believe, by talk of the 'Chinese virus' by former president Donald Trump and others
Law enforcement officials confer outside a massage parlor following a shooting on Tuesday,
A police official stands in front of a massage parlor after a series of shootings on Tuesday
Atlanta Police Chief Rodney Bryant said three people were killed at a spa in northeast Atlanta, while a fourth person was killed at another spa across the street. He said all four victims were female, and 'It appears that they may be Asian.'
The second set of shootings occurred less than one hour and fifteen minutes later, just before 6pm at the Gold Spa.
Police were called to the location having been told that a robbery was taking place on the premises.
When police entered they found three women who had all been shot and subsequently died from their wounds.
While on the scene at Gold Spa, cops received a second call from the Aromatherapy Spa directly across the street.
Officers responded immediately crossing Piedmont Road to find that one woman had also been shot and killed there as well.
Gold Spa was the scene of the second shooting in which three women were shot and killed
Police then received a call about a third shooting directly across the street at Aromatherapy Spa Gold Spa across the street
One woman was shot dead inside the Aromatherapy Spa, pictured here
The shootings took place at spas where a majority of the employees are Asian. The four women who were killed in the two spas were said to be of Asian ethnicity.
Hundreds of miles away in New York, the NYPD's Critical Response Command was deployed to Asian communities throughout the city.
On Tuesday evening in Atlanta, Piedmont Road was completely shut down in both directions with heavy police activity in the area.
Officers could be seen with guns walking on the street outside both spas.
Atlanta police Chief Rodney Bryant said there was no immediate danger to the public.
Investigators are now gathering information from both scenes to determine the timeline of what occurred and the motive behind the shootings.
Police tape can be seen stretching across the front of one of the spas on Tuesday evening
Plenty of police were still on scene as the shootings were investigated as dusk fell
Piedmont Road is shut down in both directions by heavy police activity in the area.
Another shooting happened at Young's Asian Massage parlor off Bells Ferry Road and Highway 92 in Acworth, Georgia about 30 miles north of Atlanta
BellsFerry Road and Highway 92 were shut down as police were on scene to investigate the shooting possible. Investigating a shooting in that area.
caribmama lol yes i did, when i had my pitbull i used to fees him raw meat after cleaning it with vinegar, when he sees my sister or someone he did not recognize on the property soo the car pull up he used to bark nonstop to distract him i throw bread on the floor, he would smell, and lick it a little than turn around and look at me but stop barking than i know he wants his treats, thats what the democrats are doing to black people
85% of them voted and help get Trump out of office, but 25% cannot get a white cop convicted for murder, now BLM is feeling the heat because they are still marching in 2021 for the same thing that has been happening since the 60s, i want one smart person to tell me what have the democrats do for black people compare to other communities, please dont tell me about republicans because the community dont vote republicans, i need to know the result of being so loyal to democrats, thats what i want to be educate about, but please becareful who ever feels they will answer, i will research your answers before i tell you what they havent done, what they could have done and how they could of done them
Did he say throw bread at dogs to shut them up.........LMMFAO!!!!!!
By the way do you see how quick they stop talking about police reform and reparation, what happened with all that talk during the debate and campaign? They too busy taking care of the mexican, f*** the niggers, the black community is the modern day plantation for the democrats, negros like Steve harvey, al sharpton and the black pastors are selling out the community for what eber they can, they are all writing books, lol dumb niggers i would not buy one copy, than again not one person has a brain to ask people like Al sharpton how come you did not do what you said in the book, how come we did not get the results yiu say we would, or may be all who purchased that book how is thay working for you so far? Not too long ago Al sharpton was at the bank with a smile, seems like its working for him, dumb niggers every one are making it but you
Tyrone the community is still uneducated and carries self hate, they are lazy when it comes to fight or stand up to the system that enslave them, they have been conditioned by both the white democrats and the greedy negro leaders who are out there selling the community to white people.
They dont know democrats were the original slave masters, those are the same people who passed laws in the 1700s and 1800s for black not to have the same opportunities as white, like same paid salary at unemployment, nit qualify for student loans in order to go to college, if you observe its still the same things in many ways other wise why do black people always crying about inequality in the work place.
Look at the white democratic district totally different from the blacks, so my question to blacks who support democrats if they are both the same why do their communities are different, whites live like lings and blacks like servants with community populated by projects.
Bu than again Malcolm X told us that and they hated hom for going at the white men, its the same thing today if you talk bad about democrats niggers will cut your head off, if you sick a different solution niggers will go against you like they do Kanye and Ice Cube. In the niggers mind we are all should serve white people and die slaves, thats why democrats always giving them hand outs and government benefits so they can shut up, its like throwing peace of bread at dogs so they can stop barking and its sad.
First off, I don't believe there's any widespread assault on Asians, that's a narrative to get new laws to f*** blacks. They use the same old f****** tactics over and over again. Secondly, if you live in NYC or any of the big metropolitan areas, you'll notice they're mostly democratic, and in most of these democratic areas are crime infested. NY, Philly, Chicago, Detroit, etc etc, and have some of the strictest gun laws and the gun crimes are off the charts. I'm not here to advocate politics because I feel they're both corrupt, but look at places outside of NYC like Nassau/Suffolk, and upstate and notice you don't have to go thru all the bullshit to own a gun shotgun or rifle. Once again, blacks think the Democrats are for them, however, that party promotes all the immoral practices and blacks just don't see it.
Ny city cannot buy rifles, they still a permit, but you can buy one if you live in Nassau/Suffolk County, upstate or any where that is suburban and white populated, please read about the laws in the colonies and read the laws now, same thing different language.
As for hand guns, its who you know, and what business you own and yes you need crazy references and a mental evaluation, its going to get worse for them, i had the permit to carry in NY since i was doing business but live outside of NY i was paying $2500 a year for the license, after one year i tell them suck my dick when i can leave weapons in my property and carry some on me
Yeah.....NY makes it very hard to own a hand gun, but you can buy rifles all day. A white guy was telling me that to get a gun you have to have all these references from people plus other shyt. I was shocked.
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