Adam Lanza Photos: First Images of Connecticut School Shooter Released

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The first photos of Adam Lanza have been released, along with more information on the 20-year-old responsible for the Connecticut school shooting massacre yesterday.

Adam Lanza Photo

The Newtown, Conn., native was a child of the suburbs and of divorce who still lived with his mother, Nancy, in the quiet town about an hour from N.Y. City.

Friday, he began his day by shooting Nancy in the face.

As if that weren't disturbing and tragic enough, he then drove her car to nearby Sandy Hook Elementary School, armed with two handguns and a semi-automatic rifle.

There, before turning his gun on himself, he shot and killed 20 children. Six adults were also killed at the school. Nancy Lanza was found dead in her home.

A relative told ABC News that Adam was "obviously not well."

Family friends in Newtown described the young man as troubled and described Nancy as rigid. "[Adam] was not connected with the other kids," said one.

"A little bit different ... Kind of repressed."

Federal authorities believe his mother may have once worked where the Connecticut school shooting occurred, although she was not a teacher, as originally reported.

Nancy and her husband Peter, Adam's father, divorced in 2009.

Peter Lanza, who drove to northern New Jersey to talk to police and the FBI, is a vice president at GE Capital and had been a partner at accounting giant Ernst & Young.

Adam's older brother Ryan Lanza, 24, has worked at Ernst & Young for four years, following in his father's footsteps and carving out a solid niche in the tax practice.

He too was interviewed by the FBI, but neither he nor his father is under any suspicion, despite erroneous reports originally naming Ryan Lanza as the killer.

"[Ryan] is a tax guy and he is clean as a whistle," a source familiar with him said.

Adam Lanza Picture
Ryan Lanza Photo

Ryan Lanza (above, right) sent out a series of Facebook posts saying it wasn't him and that he was at work all day. Video records and card swipes at Ernst & Young confirm that.

Two federal sources say that an ID belonging to Ryan Lanza was found at the scene of the mass shooting, perhaps leading to the initial conclusion.

Neither Adam Lanza (above, left) nor Ryan has any known criminal history.

Sig Sauer and Glock handguns were used in the slaying, and .223 shell casings - a round used in a semi-automatic military-style rifle - were also found at the scene.

Nancy Lanza had numerous weapons registered to her, including a Glock and a Sig Sauer, plus a semi-automatic Bushmaster rifle, which holds .223 caliber rounds.

Friends and relatives of the Lanzas in New Jersey, Connecticut, Massachusetts are being interviewed by the FBI in an effort to put together a better picture of the gunman.

"I think the most important thing to point out with this kind of individual is that he did not snap this morning and decide to act out violently," said FBI profiler Mary Ellen O'Toole

"These acts involve planning and thoughtfulness and strategizing in order to put the plan together so what may appear to be snap behavior is not that at all.

President Obama cried during a press conference when describing the "beautiful little kids" between five and 10 years of age who had been slain.


Evil comes in all forms. We are all searching for some reason to explain why this young boy committed such a hateful crime to such innocent, young children. There is no explanation. Evil is all around us. We are all susceptible to it. All it takes is one thought, comment, or incident to creep into our minds and start spreading like an infectious disease. Look around. This has become a nation full of hate ,greed and pure selfishness. We only look out for ourselves. One man made a comment saying, " I cant wait to ask God about this.." God didnt do this. He promotes love and wants his people to help one another. Had one of us noticed Adam and his struggles, maybe offered him a hand or frienship, who knows if this tragedy may have been avoided. Regardless of what has transpired, it cant be undone. I do know that God will bring some goodness out of all this pain. Mothers and Fathers will hold their children dear and open their eyes to the little things that matter. The world needs love, more today than ever.

@ K

And Adam will be held accountable for his actions. We are all held accountable. Its easy to point a finger at someone else. Wrong is wrong, no matter what sin is committed.perversion and pornography, child molestation, incest,stealing, assault and battery on women. We have become more tolerant and accepting of these because they happen so often.


evil selfish heartless man!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


his mother owning the gun wasnt the problem....guns dont kill people...people kill people........but i cant help but think mental health care here in the u.s. needs some help especially where people might become dangers to society. i think we as americans need to wake up guns are not the problem his mother owned the guns. she never killed no one and obviously respected the right to own fire arms.but did she protect her troubled son a little to much? and really the whole gun issue shouldnt even be a subject (yet).theese children who are victims their families and then even yet the survivors who will carry this for a very long time. i have three children and have no way to fathem what theese people feel.


man what a fucking nutcase.


Adam Lanza is a gay ass whore and big f**king faggot.
What he did was terrible and I hope he rots in hell and I hope his death was painful.

@ Joe Rexfield

Geez! I'll tell my 2 gay friends that being gay is just as bad as killing first graders according to your post?

@ Sally

Why would you be mean to your friends?


a scary young boy.


This is such a horrible sad situation it brought tears to my eyes and made hug my children so tight. We Aussies awoke to this news and we mourn your loss too xxx
It aus guns are illegal yes we still have people being shot, but I think this may stem deeper then just gun control this guy seemed unwell if you had the type of health care we had maybe h could of got some help.
R.I.P beautiful angels may you and your teachers be at peace xx


Am I the only one wondering why the shooters mother owned all these firearms?? She obviously wasn't going to hunt with them..28 people would be alive today if she hadn't been a part of this "gun culture."

@ carol

Who were the 2 people of interest dressed in black tactical that got away in the red van speeding from the scene and the police shot up the back of it? Their still at large. Where is the video tape from the brand new servailance system recently installed in the school showing Adam Lanza approaching or entering. Or an intersection traffic camera perhaps recorded the vehicle?
If he is wearing a bullet resistant vest, why would he kill himself and why do the Police not know 'what' self inflicted wound killed him?
Bottom line? We will never see the video tape. Read on.. This makes more sense. Here is the father Peter Lanza, scheduled to testify this week in the largest multi trillion dollar LIBOR scandal in history. linkedin. com/pub/peter-lanza/11/515/83b "Peter Lanza
Tax Director and Vice President - Taxes at GE Energy Financial Services
Greater New York City Area Financial Services". The Aurora CO. shooter also had a father being subpenoed to testify on the same matter, both fathers were bankers / high executives that had first hand knowledge of the market manipulation crime. Just musing... Find out who his father was and the mystery is solved. I don't know, eyewitnesses are saying multiple shooters again. Just like Wisconsin and Colorado. Bullet resistant vest... Again, wearing Black "military style gear" again.. 4 weapons found on the scene. 1 Sig, 1 Glock and 1 .223 M16 and the 4th has not been named as to what make or
model, my
best guess is that it is a tactical shotgun. Sounds too much like
cinima 16 all
over again and we saw how that turned out, sealed case with
secret testimony
once the judge found out the FBI was involved with along
with an former Airforce psyc doctor afterwards
and his hardware used for
that cinima shooting was being mailed directly to his school. I'm getting the feeling someone want's to get rid of all guns hence the real
Obama recieved the Nobel Peace Prize because he promised the
community and the UN that he would ban them in America, little
known fact in
'08. This administration has murdered millions of foriegn
civillians in Nations
that haven't even attacked us, 28 more won't make them
lose sleep. Prayers go
out to these families that lost. This boy's father is ready to testify in the LIBORgate scandle trial, just
like the Cinima 16 Holmes shooter father in CO. his father was subpoenaed to testify
about market manipulation LIBOR fraud and the same thing happened, basically
they were framed. I want to see the school video tapes of him entering the
school, they do have cameras also, it's a brand new system they just installed,
bet you don't see him enter. International crimes (LIBOR scandal) are Subject to
Interpol and the CIA. He was murdered in the house with his mother, he was loaded in the red van still at large, planted at the scene and framed for the shooting as retribution or witness intimidation to the LIBOR matter. Remember.. the original eyewitness reports recorded are saying "mulitple shooters" which is now being scrubbed from Google searches but their still around.
Guess Pop's isn't going to testify now? But that will be the proof in the
pudding if I'm right. Tragic without a doubt, just follow the prevailing narritive to find the truth. Investigate and put this theory to print CBS. Watch these videos from the earliest reports on the scene by eyewitnesses and you be the judge. Copy and paste into your search engine or go to Before it's news dot com. beforeitsnews. com/alternative/2012/12/videos-contradicting-official-elementary-school-massacre-story-2515030.html

@ carol

You are amazingly wrong. If she didn't own those guns, Adam would have gotten them in some other way. Criminals will always have access to guns, so don't delude yourself into thinking gun control works.

@ carol

THANK YOU! Society has convinced everyone that they need guns to be safe, when in fact it is the opposite!


i thinkthis world is becoming a huge threat to human kind. WHY Little kids- between-five and ten WHAT DID THEY DO TO YOU ADAM LANZA.What were you doing taking drugs or something. You IDIOT!! :( F**k YOU !!!!!!!!!!!!


why would someone do this to ages between 5 and 10 you know what i would hide a gun in my desk and like five more packs of bullets if i was a teacher. this little bratt killed 20 clidren and 8 adults. he killed 12 little girls and 8 little boys. what a little freaking bratt

@ caylee

BRAT??? My three year old can be a brat. THIS EVIL PIECE OF SHIT IS NOT A FUCKING BRAT!!!

@ ardnek007

and i am only 9 years old so yeah so sorry to dissapoint you that i just lost my bestest freind in this traged

@ ardnek007


@ ardnek007

. IMEANT to say he should rot in hell so yeah

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