A Michigan man who was shot by police after killing his wife and severely injuring one of his daughters has reportedly been lured into the QAnon conspiracy theory after refusing to accept that Donald Trump lost the 2020 presidential election.
Details of Igor Lanes’ descent into violent extremism were Posted on Reddit Sunday by his 21-year-old daughter Rebecca Lannis, under the headline “Haddad Killed and Killed My Family This Morning.”
Some Reddit users initially questioned the authenticity of the post, which was published under the username “qanonruinsfamilies” just hours after the shooting. But Oakland County Police then confirmed the drama in Walled Lake, on the outskirts of Detroit, in the early hours of September 11, when Lannis, 53, shot his wife, Tina, 56, and daughter Rachel.
Tina died after being shot four times with a pistol. Rachel, 25, was hit in the back and legs by blasts from a rifle, but managed to sound the alarm and is now in stable condition in hospital. Lannis also killed the family dog, and shot it several times.
Lannis shot himself after he fired a rifle at the police, who responded to the scene.
Rebecca said in her Reddit post that her parents were “so loving and happy” when she was growing up, but that her father “destroyed” the internet.
She wrote: “In 2020 after losing Trump, my dad started going down the Q Rabbit Hole. He kept reading conspiracy theories about stolen elections, Trump, vaccines, etc. He always said he wanted to keep us safe and healthy.
“It just kept getting worse and he yelled at us a few times. Nothing physical though. He didn’t have my body with anyone.
“Well, around 4 am on 9/11 he got into a fight with my mother and decided to take our guns and shoot her, my dog and my sister. My mother died of her injuries and my sister is in the hospital now.
My father also shot and killed the policemen.
“I’m shocked and don’t even know what to say.
“Damn you, Law. I hope the FBI tightens its grip on you and your agents rot in prison (and hell) for poisoning so many people.”
Rebecca Lannis confirmed it Detroit news She wrote a Reddit post.
“Right extremism is not funny, people need to monitor their relatives, and if they have weapons, they should hide them or report them or something because this is out of control,” she said.