Kyle Raymond

POLICE: Boca Raton Gunman Was Vaping THC, Thought He Was In Video Game

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Kyle Raymond, courtesy Boca Raton Police Department.

BY: STAFF REPORT | BocaNewsNow.com

BOCA RATON, FL (BocaNewsNow.com) (Copyright © 2021 MetroDesk Media, LLC) — The man who police say opened fire on officers from his apartment in the Allure building at 6780 Congress Avenue on Sunday allegedly was vaping in the hours before the attack, and later told police that he thought he was in a video game — being controlled by others.

Kyle Raymond now faces two counts of attempted murder of a law enforcement officer. He allegedly fired shots at police as they arrived on scene Sunday afternoon to reports of a man with a gun. At least two bullets hit a Boca Raton Police patrol car.

This is part of the narrative from the a police report obtained by BocaNewsNow.com:

“Kyle has been vaping Delta # 8 THC that he purchased from a smoke shop and he believes that someone poisoned him. During the incident that occurred today, he believed that he was being controlled in a video game. He believed that his actions were being controlled by someone else. He admitted that he fired 13 rounds from his Sig Sauer P229 .40 caliber pistol from his apartment balcony, into the sidewalk below.”

“He recalled that after he fired these rounds a police car arrived in the area. He then recalled using his Ruger American rifle (loaded with .223 Remington ammunition) to fire approximately two rounds at the police car. He could not recall whether or not the police officer was E in the vehicle, but stated that he intended to hit the police vehicle, because he thought he was in a video game similar to Grand Theft Auto. He also believed that he fired an additional round from Jone of his rifles into the roof of this residence.”

No one was injured in the attack.

Raymond Kyle continues to be held in the Palm Beach County Jail. A judge found probable cause to hold Kyle during a hearing on Monday.

 

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