Police: Yoga studio shooter was disturbed, hated women

Posted at 5:06 PM, Feb 12, 2019
and last updated 2019-02-12 17:06:35-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — Florida authorities say that a man who killed two people at a yoga studio was a "disturbed individual" with a "hatred" for women.

Tallahassee police on Tuesday released the final results of their investigation into the November shooting. Authorities said that Scott Paul Beierle posed as a customer during a yoga class, then began shooting. A 61-year-old faculty member at Florida State University and a 21-year-old FSU student were killed. Five others were injured. Beierle then killed himself.

Police conducted dozens of interviews and went through thousands of pages of documents including a journal kept by Beierle.

Tallahassee Police Chief Michael DeLeo said the investigation showed that Beierle had a history of sexual misconduct that began in grade school.

Authorities said that Beierle did not target anyone specifically in the attack.