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Mass Shooting Suspect Adam Lanza Was A ‘Developmentally Disabled’ 20 Year Old


(Michael Kelley)  Adam Lanza, 20, reportedly killed 27 people — including 20 kids at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Newtown, Conn. — before shooting himself.

His 24-year-old brother Ryan, who was initially named as the shooter, told friends that he thinks his developmentally disabled brother may have committed the crime.

A source told The New York Post Ryan has told investigators he last saw Adam in 2010 and that Adam is autistic.

Neighbors described Adam Lanza to ABC as “odd” and displaying characteristics associated with obsessive-compulsive disorder. He did make the honor roll in ninth grade.

Adam Lanza was reportedly wearing all black, a mask and a bullet-proof vest while carrying Glock and Sig Sauer 9mm handgun. He was also carrying his older brother’s ID.

.223 Bushmaster rifle was found in his car. He died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound in the kindergarten classroom after firing dozens of rounds in two rooms.

Nancy Lanza, Adam’s mother and a kindergarten teacher at the school, was found dead at her residence in Newtown.

Matthew Keys of Reuters reports that the guns used in the shooting were legally purchased and registered to Nancy Lanza.

The Post reported that Adam Lanza “had a dispute” with his mother.

An official told the Post that Lanza’s girlfriend and another friend are missing in New Jersey.

More to come as it becomes available.