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New Developments: Why TJ Lane went on that deadly Feb. 2012 shooting spree

TJ Lane back in custody after escaping from jail. (Source; WOIO) TJ Lane back in custody after escaping from jail. (Source; WOIO)
CHARDON, OH (WOIO) -

19 Action News reporter Paul Orlousky is revealing, for the first time, why TJ Lane went on his shooting spree and what those closest to the investigation think motivates him.

The calculation began the day of the shooting.  

TJ Lane going to Chardon High School with a gun. We've now learned his motive. 

IT was to shoot another student who had begun to date a former girlfriend. But there is more, he wanted a reputation, so instead he fired repeatedly killing three, wounding two more.

Then came the sentencing. The cunning cruelty. He scribbled the word killer on a t-shirt, but hid it under his button down shirt. He quietly unbuttoned it and flashed it to the families of his victims, giving them the finger and saying vile things. 

Investigators tell us they were not surprised. One used the word narcissist to explain the behavior.

And this all brings us to the escape. 

Again, the need to be known, the need to be bad, and behind it all the need to hurt those he has already deeply wounded.    

The sad thing is that in a town that wants nothing more than to forget the name TJ Lane, he does all he can to make sure it doesn't happen. 

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