The man who killed five people in a shooting spree in the Denver area spent only 10 seconds inside a tattoo parlor, where he shot down one of his victims before fleeing, shocking videos show.
Lyndon McLeod, 47, is seen pulling up to Lucky Thirteen Tattoo on Kipling Street in Lakewood in a dark van and leaving the door open while walking to the front door with a rifle, footage released by the Denver Post shows.
About 10 seconds later, he comes out of the store, walks calmly back to the van and drives off, showing the video taken from the adjacent In and Out Liquor.
Tattoo artist Danny “Dano” Scofield, 38, a father of three, was reportedly killed during the brief visit.
Venika Ladaprasankul, a waitress at a nearby cafe, said she heard three quick shots as she swept the floor, according to the Denver Post.
“I understand now when people say you can not move,” she told the newspaper on Tuesday, describing how she froze in place in the middle of the shot. “We heard a bang, bang, bang – so loud.”
Ladaprasankul said she later went to the tattoo parlor where she saw the victim lying on the floor – with his hand shaking.
“We could not sleep [last night]”It’s running in my mind because it was so close,” she told the magazine.
Scofield’s sister, April Potter, choked back tears as she remembered her murdered siblings.
“He was my best friend,” Potter told KDVR. “The best man I’ve ever met in my life. I do not know who to turn to, for he is the person I turned to for everything.”
McLeod reportedly began his rampage around 6 p.m. 5pm Monday at Sol Tribe Tattoo and Piercing in Denver, where he shot down Alicia Cardenas, 44, and Alyssa Gunn-Maldonado.
He later killed Scofield and also shot Sarah Steck, a clerk at a Hyatt hotel.
A fifth victim, who has not yet been identified, was killed in a home near Cheesman Park in Denver, the Colorado Sun reported.