Florida man who allegedly said he wants to set record and kill 100 people in mass shooting is arrested

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Arrests made in alleged shooting plots

Daytona Beach Shores, Fla. — Authorities say a Florida man has been arrested and accused of threatening a mass shooting in text messages. The Volusia County Sheriff's Office said 25-year-old Tristan Scott Wix, of Daytona Beach, sent several text messages stating he wanted to "break a world record for longest confirmed kill ever." The office says that in another message, Wix texted he wanted to reach 100 victims and had decided on a location. It was unclear who Wix was texting or how deputies obtained the information.

Authorities say Wix was arrested Friday at a supermarket in Daytona Beach Shores on a charge of making written threats to kill. The sheriff's news release says Wix told detectives he didn't own firearms but was fascinated with mass shootings.

Wix wrote in the messages that he was willing to die while committing a mass shooting and was hoping to have someone help him, CBS Orlando affiliate WKMG-TV reports. In the messages, Wix wrote that he was willing to die while committing a mass shooting and was hoping to have someone help him, records show. He also said he wanted to shoot into a large crowd from three miles away.

Tristan Wix in undated photo WKMG-TV

"A good 100 kills would be nice," he said in one text, according to WKMG.

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Deputies said multiple Central Florida law enforcement agencies helped track Wix down to a Winn-Dixie parking lot in Daytona Beach Shores, where he was arrested. He is being held at the Volusia County Jail without bond on a charge of written threats to kill or do bodily harm. Jail records did not list an attorney for Wix.

First published on August 19, 2019 / 5:53 AM

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