University of Washington Student Who Idolized Santa Barbara Shooter Arrested
Keshav Bhide, 23, was arrested by Seattle police after making comments online praising the Elliot Rodger, the shooter who went on a killing spree at the University of California, Santa Barbara in May.
Bhide apparently made a series of comments in which he expresses admiration for Rodger’s shooting spree. “I am the next Elliot Rodger and guess what I’ll do the right thing this time,” he wrote in one comment. “I’ll make sure I only kill women,” he wrote in another.
According to police, Bhide made these comments before and after the shooting at Seattle Pacific University earlier this month.
According to KIRO:
In his online messages, Bhide ranted against women saying he would make sure he would kill only them. Another commenter told him to “please just call an escort service,” and gave details for how he could avoid losing his life or going to jail.
Bhide responded that he would “execute the same thing” as Elliot Rodger and that he had “no option,” according to court documents. Police said he used the screen name “Foss Dark.”