Ryan Christopher Palmeter, the racist thug who shot and killed three black people at a Dollar General in Jacksonville last Saturday, identified in his writings a slew of other potential targets that included rappers Eminem and Machine Gun Kelly.
In two disturbing passages from writings that Rolling Stone reviewed, Palmeter who turned the gun on himself after killing Angela Michelle Carr, 52; Anolt Joseph “AJ” Laguerre Jr., 19; and Jerrald Gallion, 29, listed both rappers by name.
“Eminem (aka Marshall Mathers, aka Slim Shady aka Ken Keniff, aka the white guy from D12): Stared the abyss (being ni–dly) and the abyss stared back (becoming a ni—er),” he wrote. “Walks the edge of ni–er lover and honourary ni–er. Fell off not because his new stuff sucked but because the lyrics were gay annoying liberal shit,” he wrote.
The killer’s writings shed light on his reasoning behind the senseless murders and revealed he hoped for a race war. He praised fellow killers, including the Oklahoma City bomber, the Norwegian summer camp killer, and the Virginia Tech school shooter for committing mass murder. He looked down on the extremist group the Boogaloo Boys as “larpers” — people who role-play at spreading hate.
Palmeter also turned his anger to Machine Gun Kelly suggesting he may have been close enough to the rapper to have taken a shot. “Colson Baker (aka Machine Gun Kelly): Honorable ni–er. To be killed on sight like Eminem because I didn’t get a shot at him up in Ohio.”
Last Saturday, Palmeter entered a Jacksonville Dollar General dressed in a tactical vest armed with a handgun and an AR-15 rifle, which had swastika markings on it, officials said.