Report: Austin Shooter Was Killed By Police, Wrote ‘Let Me Die’ Across Chest

December 1, 2014 7:32 a.m.

A single shot to the heart reportedly killed the shooter who targeted several government buildings in Austin, Texas on Friday morning.

Austin Police Sergeant Adam Johnson fatally shot the gunman, Steve McQuilliams, after hearing gunfire while loading horses nearby, KVUE reported on Sunday.

An autopsy discovered McQuilliams had written the words “Let me die” in black ink on his chest, according to the local station.

Police and FBI agents also reportedly found a funeral outfit laid out on his bed after searching the suspect’s home.

According to police, McQuilliams had driven around downtown Austin early Friday morning, firing over 100 rounds at the Mexican consulate, a federal courthouse, a bank, and police headquarters.

Police say the gunman also attempted to burn down the Mexican consluate with camping stoves, but authorities extinguished the fires before they could spread.

Officers found suspicious “cylinders” in McQuilliams’ car following a brief search after the shooting but no explosive devices.

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