Original Information HERE ~ Follow-up Information HERE
Shooter Birth Certificate Name is: Christopher Sean Mercer – 07/26/1989 (Black Male).
Mother: Laurel Margaret Harper – 04/05/1951 (Black Female)
Dad: Ian Bernard Mercer – 05/15/1960 (White Male)
Divorced in 2006
The parents divorce was in 2006 and Chris Mercer was always in the parental custody of his mom, Laurel Margaret Harper, so it is possible the father had no idea – but it strains a level of credulity that Mom and Son all-of-a-sudden took up a firearm hobby. Facebook statement before shooting by Mom:
It is increasingly odd how the media are refusing to seek out Laurel Margaret Harper, or highlight anything about her specific background as it relates to their travels, history and relationship. A reader only needs to remember Adam Lanza (Sandy Hook) as a reference point for how the media went after the “mom angle” in a previous high-profile shooting.
In addition, it is increasingly odd how the envelope containing Chris Mercer’s manifesto along with a memory stick is apparently “off limits” for inquiry. Both the media and federal LEO appear to have a double-standard when it comes to releasing/discussing “manifestos”; see Dylan Roof (SC shooter).
A willingness on the media’s behalf to hide mom, and hide the manifesto, reflects a general sense that the information contained therein would run counter to a preferred media narrative. Additionally perplexing – after the police were questioned about the manifesto yesterday they said “no more press conferences would be forthcoming”.