The website Heavy.com has published some background about the latest mass shooter in the U.S.: DeWayne Craddock. Some of the information was gleaned from prior newspaper articles about Craddock, according to the website.
Craddock was a public utilities engineer whose name frequently appeared on city notices. He was entrusted with giving tours on pumping stations to community leaders, and he was a former member of the Army National Guard.–Heavy.com
Heavy.com has also published the police scanner audio of exchanges recorded during the response to the shooting including, Craddock audio in which Craddock was named as the suspect. The audio also details the movement of the police SWAT team.
Please note: The audio may be disturbing to some. It can be found at the bottom of the Heavy.com article. The report of a police officer being shot– but apparently protected in part by his bullet proof vest– can also be heard.
(Opinion Note: In my opinion, the police scanner audio serves to emphasize the heroic nature of many law enforcement officers who find themselves in harm’s way on a regular basis as they do the job of protecting the rest of us.)
According to Heavy.com: “In July 2018, the City of Virginia Beach published an article that suggested people contact ‘DeWayne Craddock with Virginia Beach Public Utilities.’ The article was about utility work affecting local traffic. There are many such city notices with his name listed. In 2014, he was listed as the contact person for the city’s “Public Utilities Design Standards Manual Update.”
Various news media published photos of the victims after the photos were released by police today. You can read CNN’s article on the victims by clicking here.