Dayton shooter identified, wore Satanic patch on his clothes
The Dayton, Ohio shooter has been identified as Connor Betts. One of the pictures used to identify him shows a patch stating "against all gods" and is allegedly satanic. Heavy reported on Twitter, "Connor Betts has been identified as the gunman in the shooting at a bar in Dayton, Ohio, that left 9 dead and several wounded, CBS News reports. Betts, 24, of Bellbrook, Ohio, was killed by police less than one minute after the shooting began."
A later tweet by Robby Starbuck points out the connection to satanism. Starbuck stated in his tweet, "The patches he’s wearing are from a known satanist apparel company. One of them reads “against all gods". This is a culture problem. A godless culture of death with no respect for life."
It remains unclear where Betts purchased his patch, or if it was given to him by someone else. A quick Google search reveals that one could buy the patch at an online store called Black Craft Cult, but the patch appears to be removed and a 404 page is given. See here. Even if the patch is sold there, or anywhere else, that does not mean they support violence. A store cannot control what people wear when they commit crimes and should not be held responsible in any way. It is not responsible to hold judgement on a store for selling clothes that a criminal later wears to break the law.
The patches he’s wearing are from a known satanist apparel company. One of them reads “against all gods". This is a culture problem. A godless culture of death with no respect for life. https://t.co/IsOSdFHSqy— Robby Starbuck (@robbystarbuck) August 4, 2019
It also remains unclear what motivation Betts had in his actions. He was shot down by officers and is unavailable for comment.