Hollywood, CA – LAPD officers were forced to shoot and kill a 26-year-old man from Pennsylvania who went on a shooting rampage on a downtown street in Hollywood this past Friday.
No one knows for sure why 26-year-old Tyler Brehm decided to use his Smith & Wesson handgun to randomly shoot at motorists on Sunset Blvd, but friends and family say he had been stressed out lately and a recent breakup with Alicia Alligood, his hot ass girlfriend, may not have helped his mental state.
The pair had dated for four years and known each other since they were five. His last entry on his Facebook page was made two days before he began shooting at cars, and it was changing his relationship status to being single. The couple had just recently moved out of an apartment and she told reporters that Brehm recently started taking pharmaceutical drugs.
Witnesses say Brehm was walking in the middle of the street screaming that he wanted to die. He shot at a Mercedes-Benz, hitting the driver in the jaw and chest, then walked to Sunset Blvd. where he shot at a passing truck and another car.
Someone shooting amateur video from the fourth floor of a building overlooking the street was able to get Brehm’s attention while police made contact. They ordered Brehm to drop his weapon, which he refused to do. When he pointed the gun at the officers, he was shot and killed.
The Mercedes driver, a Hollywood music industry executive, is in critical condition. One motorist suffered a graze wound from a bullet to the left thigh while another got some glass to the face.
Friends and family of Brehm’s back in Pennsylvania are understandably shocked, and cannot believe the man who laid dead under a sheet on a street in Hollywood was the person they once knew.Tags: Alicia Alligood, California, Crime, Shooting, Tyler Brehm