TPD: Victims fought against yoga studio shooter to stop him from harming others

Shooter, two victims identified after shooting at Tallahassee yoga studio
Posted at 2:10 PM, Nov 03, 2018
and last updated 2018-11-05 07:03:42-05

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (WTXL) - After interviewing several witnesses and reviewing evidence on scene, The Tallahassee Police Department have determined that Scott Beierle entered the business posing as a customer and began shooting victims without warning.

The customers fought against  Beierle to prevent him from harming themselves and others. Police say Beierle then turned the gun on himself and died on scene from a self-inflicted gunshot wound.

According to police, Beierle arrived at the business in a 2015 Red Chevrolet Sonic. 

 Beierle is a graduate of Florida State University but is currently a resident of Deltona, Florida and has prior military service.  He has been the subject of prior calls for service in the Tallahassee area related to harassment of young women.

Police are still trying to determine his direct connection to the victims and business. Further evidence of his motive for the shooting is being investigated at his residence in Deltona, Florida. The Volusia County Sherriff’s Office assisted TPD with serving a search warrant early this morning at his residence.

All five of the surviving victims of Friday’s shooting have been released from the hospital, said TMH spokesperson Danielle Buchanan .

TPD is asking anyone with information about this case to please call them at (850) 891-4200 or Crime Stoppers at (850) 574-8477.