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Bryan Riley biography: 13 things about ex-Marine from Brandon, Florida


Bryan James Riley is a resident of Florida, United States. Here are 13 more things about him:

Bryan Riley (©Polk County Sheriff's Office)
Bryan James Riley (©Polk County Sheriff’s Office)
  1. He lives in Brandon, Hillsborough County, Florida. (a)
  2. He has a concealed weapon’s license. (a)
  3. He served four years in the U.S. Marine Corps. (a)(b)
  4. After his honorable discharge from the U.S. Marine Corps, he did another three years in the reserve. (a)(b)(c)
  5. In 2008, he was deployed to Iraq. (a)(c)
  6. From 2009 to 2010, he was deployed to Afghanistan as a designated sharpshooter. (a)(c)
  7. He had been diagnosed with posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD), according to his girlfriend. They started dating in 2018 and they live together in Brandon. She said he was occasionally depressed but never violent. (a)(b)(c)(d)
  8. Amid the new coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in 2021, he worked as an executive protection specialist for ESS Global Corporation, a company based in Tarpon Springs, Pinellas County, Florida. (a)(b)(c)(d)
  9. In August 2021, he worked security at a church in Orlando, Orange County, Florida. (b)
  10. On September 5, 2021, he wore body armor and fatally shot a 3-month-old baby, the baby’s mother, 33, the baby’s grandmother, 62, and Justice Gleason, 40, at a property outside Lakeland, Polk County, Florida. Also shot was the victims’ dog and a female Lake Gibson Middle School student, 11, who survived. He engaged in a firefight with law enforcement officers then surrendered to authorities. He was shot once so he was taken to Lakeland Regional Health Medical Center where he tried to take a gun from an officer. He told Polk County Sheriff’s Office deputies that he is a survivalist and confessed to being on methamphetamine. (a)(b)(c)(d)(e)
  11. He was 33 years old when he was arrested on September 5, 2021. He virtually had no criminal history before his arrest that day. (a)(c)
  12. On September 6, 2021, he made his initial court appearance. He was charged with arson, animal cruelty, shooting into an occupied dwelling, attempted first-degree murder, two counts of armed burglary with battery, four counts of first-degree murder and seven counts of attempted first degree murder on a law enforcement officer. He was booked into the Polk County Jail without bond. (c)(e)
  13. On October 12, 2021, he pleaded not guilty in a Polk County court to 18 counts for the shooting of five people and one dog on September 5, 2021. (f)


(This is a developing story. More details will be added.)



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  1. What many people don’t understand is that Big Pharma is destroying the minds of people with their TOXIC poison prescriptions. All it takes is a little research and critical thinking skills to see what anti-depressants, anxiety pills and the rest of the synthetic junk is doing to the human brain. What they do not share as well is that all the school shooters were on brain damaging prescriptions. Especially the Colombine shooters. Big Pharma needs to go to prison. They are the CAUSE.


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