FedEx shooter wrote: ‘I want to hurt people’
by Rachel Gray
May 09, 2014 05:30 PM | 5905 views | 3 3 comments | 26 26 recommendations | email to a friend | print
A 2012 North Cobb High School yearbook photo of Geddy Kramer, who has been identified as the shooter.
A 2012 North Cobb High School yearbook photo of Geddy Kramer, who has been identified as the shooter.
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MARIETTA — Five pages of scribbled notes were released Friday afternoon that Cobb Police say were suicidal letters written by the gunman who opened fire at a FedEx building in Kennesaw last week.

The afternoon after the mass shooting, Cobb Police executed a search warrant for the 2006 burgundy Honda witnesses said was driven by Geddy Kramer, 19, to the site April 29. Another search warrant was executed at the home Kramer shared with his family in Acworth.

In the letter, “My final thoughts on paper,” found in the car, Kramer wrote, “This wasn’t the result of me snapping.” Instead, the “snap” was over several months, “slow and steady,” the letter said.

“This was the result of my own issues: mental instability, depression, frustration, sexual isolation,” Kramer wrote. “This is my own doing. I’m a sociopath.”

Kramer stated he tried to get help from a therapist and has also been medicated “with several types of drugs, most of which were illegal.”

Along with the personal writings, Cobb Police found inside the car 55 12-gauge shotgun shells, electronic storage devices and maps, as well as Kramer’s driver’s license and FedEx employee badge.

“I want to hurt people. Maybe a part of this is also the fact that a life lived in infamy is better than just another nobody,” wrote Kramer.

The suicide note also lists Kramer’s favorite bands, entertainers and hobbies.

Another two-page letter found in the Kramer home reads more like a final will and testament, listing many of his belongings.

This letter included an entry about a paper journal “with plans, attack patterns and recipes for explosives,” which Kramer said were hidden in different locations within a 35-mile-radius of his home.

“They’re exposed to the elements so you’d better hurry,” Kramer wrote.

Sgt. Dana Pierce with Cobb Police said there was no indication Kramer’s father, Scott, had found the note at the home and turned it over to the police. Instead, Pierce said the note was likely found by officers during the search.

“I know I shouldn’t complain. I’ve got a comfortable place to sleep, warm food,” Kramer wrote in the suicide note left in his car. “But the fact that a field of nothingness and unconsciousness awaits me if I put a 12-gauge shell in my brain is appealing.”

Pierce described Scott Kramer as a father who is grieving after just burying his son. “These people might have to relocate” after the “profound” impact of having this information released, Pierce said. The note found in Kramer’s car ends with, “I’m in my happy place. I’m in my happy place. I’m in my happy place.”

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MAY-RETTA SURVIVOR
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May 11, 2014
Not surprising, especially when you consider the quality of "Role Models" today's youth are exposed to: Rampant glorification of drug usage, obscene rap lyrics, sloppy fashion and personal hygiene, question authority attitudes, and a complete lack of parental control.
Lillian-May Cole
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May 11, 2014
He said that media or, in your words "obscene rap lyrics", wasn't the case. In fact, he didn't like rap music from the bands he listed. Instead of blaming everyone else, why do you think logically and take into consideration that isolation can hold negative psychological effects on individuals of any age. Role models have nothing to do with killing anyone. His parents loved him, fashion is irrelevant, and questioning authority is actually taught in schools when teachers influence their students to question why certain things are how they are. It all plays down into a person's mental health and the way they adapt to what they are exposed to. Instead of jumping to conclusions based on your bias conservative mindset, why don't you indulge in fact and actually look up what you're talking about.

You just wanted to leave a comment on a news site to get a word in on this matter. Maybe next time you'll think of something more logical and well thought.
SPVANDERWAHL
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May 11, 2014
People have been committing murders since Biblical times when to my knowledge there was no "drug use, obscene rap lyrics or sloppy fashion". Like this guy stated he was a sociopath who wanted to hurt people and he did, that goes to impulse control and should not be blamed on other things like he stated in his rants.

He needed continued therapy and perhaps inpatient treatment, it is sad that his therapist was unable to identified the severity of his condition so that he could be institutionalized and this tragedy could be avoided.
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