‘I don’t know how much longer I have, I’m f***ing ready’: Army veteran, Brian Clyde, posted photos of ammunition and warned of an approaching ‘storm’ on Facebook recently
Brian Issack Clyde, 22, was fatally shot after exchanging gunfire with federal officers outside the Earle Cabell Federal Building in Dallas
Police said no one else was injured in the 8.50am encounter on Monday
Clyde reportedly served in the US military for less than two years before he was discharged
In recent weeks, Clyde’s Facebook postings have grown increasingly dark and disturbing
He posted pictures of weapons and ammunition, and in a dark post on June 9 he warned that a ‘f**king storm was coming’
Dallas shooter Brian Clyde posted strange videos to Facebook before his attack at the Federal Courthouse i Dallas on Monday. In recent weeks Clyde’s Facebook posts had become increasingly dark and disturbing, and included this sinister post from June 9
He posted several pictures of weapons, including a photo of a knife and one of a gun, which he captioned: ‘Identity crisis’.
In one status posted on June 9, he threatened that a ‘storm was coming’, and appeared to be trying to get retribution on those who had wronged him.
‘This storm is about to pay for kicking me off my porch. I don’t know how much longer I have, but the f**king storm is coming. However I’m not without defense. I’m f**king ready. Let’s do it,’ he wrote.
Clyde had lived in both Corpus Christi and Austin. It was not clear whether he lived in Dallas at the time of the shooting, though he did have relatives who live nearby.
Brian Issack Clyde, [photo] was killed after exchanging gunfire with federal officers outside the Earle Cabell Federal Building in Dallas, on Monday. No one else was reported injured in the encounter
Clyde’s grandfather Rodney Clyde said over the telephone that he had ‘nothing to say at this time’ regarding the shooting and death of his grandson.
He does not appear to have a criminal history. FBI, ATF, FPS, U.S. Marshals and the Dallas Police Department are investigating the incident.
The shooting occurred one block away from where four Dallas police officer and a Dallas Area Rapid Transit officer were killed by a gunman nearly three years ago, on July 7, 2016.
Dallas FBI SAC Matt DeSarno said, ‘Our officers from the Federal Protective Service engaged the shooter who was later identified as Brian Isaack Clyde, he was taken to Baylor Hospital and pronounced deceased on scene.’
DeSarno added: ‘At this time we have no information indicating that there are other shooters, other threats to the community, we are working on one vehicle and we will have that cleared shortly.’
Agents detonated a device within the vehicle at around 10.40am Central [Eastern] and do not believe there are other explosive devices in the area.
Dallas FBI identified shooter as former service man Brian Isaack Clyde, [L-R]. Shot in the process, Clyde was taken to Baylor Hospital and pronounced deceased on scene
He also shared an image of magazine clips on Friday, writing, ‘No cosplay for me for A Kon because i decided to finish getting all of my mags. 2 40 rounders and 8 30 rounders total. A tad bit late though since everyone is going over to 7.62 nato because level 4 plates are now widely available and affordable and will stop almost anything.’
Dallas Morning News photographer Tom Fox said he saw the shooter, wearing a black mask, parked at the corner of Jackson and Griffin streets.
Clyde had a red heart tattoo on his black arm, with a black drawing of a cat inside it.
According to Fox, the man identified as Clyde by police stopped in the street to pick something up, and then opened fire, cracking the glass in the courthouse door.
‘It was pretty close range, I was crouched behind a wall next to the back door on Jackson Street and shots were fired down at Jackson and the gunman came up the street alongside the federal building,’ Fox said.
Fox added, ‘I’m just thankful to be alive. Literally I was just around the marble podium, or marble wall, from where he shot out the windows and I was just praying that he wasn’t going to pass me, pass that wall because if he saw me crouch there he probably would have shot me.’
Video shared by another witness Lane Brown shows Clyde in a black mask carrying a gun running from the sidewalk near the courthouse to a parking lot across the street.
Multiple witness told NBC DFW that they heard between 15 and 20 shots fired.
Inside, security instructed people to get down on the ground, as police responded to the scene and took down the shooter.The window panes in a revolving door of the courthouse shattered afterward.
Authorities were seen tending to Clyde lying on the ground in a parking lot outside the building.
Additional video showed the suspect being loaded into an ambulance at the scene.
Photos posted on Clyde’s Facebook account show him in a US Army uniform.
Another image shows him with longer hair, standing in front of the American flag and flags of the armed forces.
In one image posted to social media on July 27, 2015, Clyde is shown dressed in period clothing with another person, apparently taking part in a war reenactment.
Last Wednesday, Clyde posted a drawing to Facebook on Wednesday showing a person talking to a cat, saying, ‘In this state, I am in a realm of euphoria. Not because of a false god, but because I am enlightened.’
Comments on the drawing included, ‘mental illness is a sad thing,’ ‘wow,’ and ‘clear cry for help.’
In another post, Clyde shared an image of sign he presumably hung in a refrigerator with a drawing of Billy the Puppet from the horror movie, Saw, with a caption referring to ‘playing a game,’ as the protagonist does in the murderous fiction film
In another post, Clyde shared an image of sign he presumably hung in a refrigerator with a drawing of Billy the Puppet from the horror movie, Saw, with a caption referring to ‘playing a game,’ as the protagonist does in the murderous fiction film.
The sign read, ‘Hello, I want to play a game… 3 liquids in the fridge has been mixed with laxative… will you die of thirst or will you face your fears & destroy your a**hole?? Let the games begin…’
Clyde was a prospective graduate at Del Mar College in Corpus Christi, set to participate in the May 10 graduation ceremony, according to a release published online by the school.
‘Military has always been big in my family, so has education,’ Clyde said in a video he shared on Facebook where he appeared to be receiving an outstanding student award from the school.
‘When I got out, I really didn’t have any other options, so I figure go to school.’
Clyde said in the video that he was stationed at Fort Campbell in Kentucky.
With a photo of a rifle shared online in September of 2017, Clyde wrote, ‘an identity crisis.’
Other images showed him practicing at a shooting range, and showing off a 40-pound weighted vest, writing, ‘Now the real training can begin.’
The suspect is loaded into ambulance after being sot in Dallas, Texas on Monday