Shooting spree suspect was never licensed as a tattoo artist

In 2016, Sol Tribe was issued a license for a tattoo company at an handle Lyndon McLeod when experienced a link to.

DENVER — Lyndon McLeod, the guy who police say shot and killed 5 persons in Denver and Lakewood on Monday, was by no means certified as a tattoo artist nor as a organization proprietor for Flat Black Ink Corp. in Denver, according to city information.

A spokesperson for Denver’s Office of Excise and Licenses, Eric Escudero, mentioned McLeod’s title was on the lease for All Coronary heart Sector, which also used the name Flat Black Ink Corp. Escudero mentioned he was the registered agent for the business enterprise.

“The only matter his name was ever attached to was the company registration with the Secretary of Point out, which they really don’t acquire possession info,” mentioned Escudero. “They only request for the registered agent and who’s filing the doc, which isn’t often the owner.”

All Coronary heart Marketplace opened at the deal with of what is now Globe Tattoo in Denver. Police reported McLeod fired photographs close to that deal with, 246 6th Avenue, on Monday.

The license for All Coronary heart Marketplace expired in August of 2014, in accordance to city documents.

>Video Above: A timeline of gatherings of the taking pictures spree that killed 5 folks.

In 2015, an individual else applied for a license at the same address, but the software was withdrawn. McLeod was detailed on that lease as well. 

Sol Tribe Tattoo and Piercing was issued a license in 2016 for the handle of All Heart Industry. The owner, Alicia Cardenas, filed the application. 

Sol Tribe Tattoo and Piercing sooner or later moved to its current area on Broadway. On Monday, law enforcement say McLeod shot and killed Cardenas and Alyssa Gunn-Maldonado.

Investigators mentioned McLeod went to Lakewood afterwards that evening and shot and killed Danny Scofield at Blessed 13 Tattoo. Scofield utilised to do the job at All Coronary heart Business a long time ago, according to his spouse and children.

In accordance to town information, McLeod never used for a entire body artist license in Denver. Escudero explained if he was doing any tattoo function in Denver, he was accomplishing it illegally considering that he was unlicensed.

3 of the 5 folks who were killed throughout Monday’s shooting spree ended up in tattoo retailers.


An ongoing investigation

The investigation into McLeod is ongoing, each the formal legislation enforcement investigation and a single by 9Wishes to Know.

9Wants to Know spoke to a source with the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF) and discovered that McLeod was “not on their radar.”

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