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Wednesday, January 23, 2019

Deranged Sebring Fl SunTrust Bank Shooter Zephen Xaver Has Bizarre Death Wish Photos on His Facebook Page “fascinated with death”

UPDATE NEW YORK POST Thursday 1/24/2019...The man accused of slaughtering five people inside a Florida bank was “fascinated with death” and had been threatening to kill people for a long time, his ex-girlfriend said. Zephen Xaver, 21, would regularly talk about wanting to hurt people during his two-year-long on-off relationship with Alex Gerlach, she told WSBT. “For some reason [he] always hated people and wanted everyone to die. He got kicked out of school for having a dream that he killed everybody in his class, he’s been threatening this for so long” said Gerlach. 

Deranged Sebring Fl SunTrust Bank Shooter Zephen Xaver Has Bizarre Death Wish Photos on His Facebook Page. Zephen Xaver shot five people in a Florida bank Wednesday afternoon before surrendering to police, authorities said. Zephen Xaver, 21, allegedly opened fire inside a SunTrust branch in Sebring — about 90 miles southeast of Tampa — around 12:30 p.m., officials said in a somber evening news conference. “Today’s been a tragic day in our community,” said Sebring police Chief Karl Hoglund. “We’ve suffered significant loss at the hands of a senseless criminal doing a senseless crime.” Also unclear was what prompted Xaver to open fire inside the bank, kicking off a massive police response.

In a scene right out of the movie 'Hell or High Water' the bank takeover attempt at the small town bank in Sebring (population 10,600) went bad and Zephen Xaver shot and killed 5 people, customers and bank employees alike. The Florida Department of Corrections said he was hired by the Avon Park Correctional Institution as a trainee on Nov. 2 and resigned Jan. 9. He had no disciplinary issues during that time. There are few details available about Xaver and the shooting. The incident occurred at the SunTrust Bank branch at 1901 US 27 South in Sebring, the Highlands County Sheriff’s Office said. Deputies responded to the shooting along with the Sebring Police Department. Police swarmed the bank and surrounded the building, shutting down the road in the area just after noon on January 23rd, 2019.
Zephen Allen Xaver is a Sebring, Florida, resident, police said. According to his Facebook page, Xaver is originally from Plymouth, Indiana, and has also lived in Bremen, Indiana. Xaver’s ex-girlfriend confirmed on her Facebook page that the former Indiana resident is the suspect. “If anyone has seen the news about my ex killing 5 people. Please do not ask me to talk to you about it. I am devastated,” she wrote. “I’ve been crying so much.” On Linkedin, Xaver says he is a student at Stevens-Henager College, which is based in Utah, but also allows students to take classes online. He attended Bremen Senior High School and Plymouth High School in Indiana, where he was on the wrestling team.
Zephen Xaver’s Facebook page reveals few details about him. Xaver “likes” the page of far-right activist Milo Yiannopoulos along with a page dedicated to memes featuring conspiracy theorist Alex Jones. He also likes a page called “Creepy Facts,” a page about cats and an anime GIF page, along with one called “Dysfunctional Veterans.” That page is aimed at those who have served in the military, though there is no evidence so far that Xaver served in the armed forces. Xaver is registered to vote in Florida with no party affiliation, records show. His address is listed as Pine Tree Lane in Sebring. He registered to vote on January 7, 2019. Xaver’s younger brothers and parents live in Indiana.

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