The murky picture of Orlando gunman Omar Mateen grew more complex Tuesday with word that the FBI is investigating whether he had been a regular at the gay dance club he attacked and had been leading a secret life as a gay man.
The gunman who opened fire at a gay Florida nightclub last month in the worst mass shooting in modern U.S. history had complained he was repeatedly taunted for being Muslim in his job as a security guard at a Florida courthouse
The FBI began investigating that possibility after media reports last week quoted men as saying that Omar Mateen had reached out to them on gay dating apps and had frequented the gay nightclub where the June 12 massacre took place.
A man claiming to have had a sexual relationship with Omar Mateen, the man who killed 49 people in an Orlando nightclub June 12, said in an exclusive interview with Univision that Mateen was motivated by “revenge” and not terrorism.
Images recorded by the body cameras of police responding to the Pulse nightclub shooting in Orlando illustrate the chaos they faced as they cleared entrances and entered the building where gunman Omar Mateen had barricaded himself in a bathroom early on the morning of June 12.