The killer, Allen Ivanov, called a friend after murdering three people, including his ex, at a house party. Crying and begging… he pleaded with his friend which way would be the best to kill himself. Check out what one survivor said it was like inside the house.
A 19-year-old University of Washington student suspected of killing his ex-girlfriend and two others at a house party on Saturday had bought his AR-15 rifle only last week, a friend has revealed.
Allen Ivanov is in custody for the murders of Anna Bui, Jake Long and Jordan Ebner, who were killed at a Mukilteo, Washington, house party just before 12.30am on Saturday.
A grandmother revealed that she was texting her 18-year-old granddaughter as she hid in the closet as the shooting unfolded.
A friend of Ivanov’s, who would only identify himself as a Baltimore college student, has exclusively revealed to the Daily Mail Online that Ivanov was depressed after the break-up with Bui.
The friend said when Ivanov texted him a picture of an AR-15 last week, he at first thought nothing of it.
But that all changed in the early hours of Saturday morning, when Ivanov called the friend from his car and dropped a bomb, telling him: ‘I just killed my ex-girlfriend’.
‘We didn’t know if it was serious or not,’ the friend told Daily Mail Online. ‘We thought it was a joke, he called us at 2.30am.’
‘We didn’t think he was capable of doing something like that. He was always a prankster and a jokester. He used to love playing Halo, but he never showed any signs of violent behavior.’
But the friend, who said he has known Ivanov for two-and-a-half-years after they met while playing Halo online, said he was hysterical.
‘Throughout the phone conversation he kept asking “What’s the best way to kill myself?”, he was crying, saying “What did I just do?'”
The friend tried to convince Ivanov to park the car, and immediately called Seattle Police. But it was too late.
‘He was definitely in an altered state of mind,’ he said. ‘The Allen that I knew was not anymore, that was definitely not Allen that I was talking to.’
Susan Gemmer was texting her 18-year-old granddaughter Alexis at the time.
She told CBS News: ‘She was hiding in the closet and called me from the closet while it was going on,.
‘We were texting back and forth, telling her to stay quiet, stay calm, we’re on our way. She kept saying, ‘They’re dead, they’re dead, I saw them, I was right there and I saw them.’
It was only after news broke that three had been left dead at a house party in Ivanov’s hometown that the friend learned the University of Washington college student had not seemed like himself for some time.
Other friends close to Ivanov had realized just how distraught he was over the split with Bui, and red flags were immediately raised when he purchased an AR-15.
Ivanov, who graduated from Kamiak High School in 2015, even posted a picture of the rifle on his Instagram, laying it on the ground with three bullets by the weapon’s side.
On the rifle is a sticker from the exclusive Supreme New York streetwear brand that reads: ‘Supreme 16 You Still Suck’.
There is also a piece of blue painter’s tape on the gun that reads ‘Christopher’, which public records show is Ivanov’s middle name.
The caption of the post reads: ‘You can’t run with me.’
Ivanov also posted cryptic tweets on his Twitter two days before the shooting.
‘First and last tweet,’ he wrote on July 28. ‘I’ve been through it all.’
He then tweeted ‘What’s Ruger gonna think?’, which seems to be a reference to Ruger Firearms.
Several friends became so concerned that they reached out to Ivanov’s parents and asked them to return the gun, but they didn’t believe Allen could ever do something so horrific.
And, the friend, added, neither did anyone else.
‘Allen was very calm, very handsome, ladies loved him,’ he said of Ivanov, who was supposed to start his sophomore year at the University of Washington this fall.
‘He was a very friendly guy, he was smart.’
Ivanov is a computer science and engineering major, according to his LinkedIn page.
He is also an engineer and founder of Skirmos, an open source laser tag system that allows users to ‘imagine your favorite first-person video game in real life’.