Denver gunman who killed 5 self-published novels filled with murder
Police vehicles sit outside the Sol Tribe tattoo shop on Broadway where two women were shot and killed and a man injured on Dec. 27, 2021, in Denver, Colorado. - Michael Ciaglo/Getty Images North America/TNS

Lyndon McLeod brought his violent novels to life Monday night when he allegedly gunned down five people, targeting tattoo shops around Denver. McLeod, 47, was identified by police Tuesday as the suspect in a cross-city “killing spree” that left five dead and three injured, including a police officer. He was eventually killed by police. Denver police Chief Paul Pazen confirmed Tuesday that McLeod had been “on the radar of law enforcement” and had been investigated in 2020 and 2021, but no charges were ever filed and Pazen did not specify the nature of the investigations. But books written under...