The public is beginning to learn more and more about Ian Long’s troubled past, Buzzfeed News is reporting. Long is the alleged shooter in the mass shooting that took place Wednesday, November 7 at Borderline Bar and Grill in Thousand Oaks, California. He reportedly killed 12 people before ending his own life. Now, his former track and field coach from Newbury Park High School is speaking out about an experience she had with the suspect 10 years ago.
The coach, Dominique Colell, said the incident began after she refused to hand a lost cellphone over to Long.
“He grabs my butt, he grabs my stomach, he puts both arms around me,” Colell recalled. “It was clear that he wasn’t after the phone. I felt horrible. I felt violated. I came home crying.”