Aidan Ingalls Wiki – Aidan Ingalls Biography
Aidan Ingalls is a teen student. Gunshots on a Lake Michigan pier sent beach revellers scrambling over flood barriers for cover Friday afternoon as the random shooting ended with two men — including the gunman — dead and a woman critically wounded.
Ingalls shot himself after opening fire on the couple in a random attack, South Haven, Michigan, Police Chief Natalie Thompson said. Thompson said a bullet also struck a JetSki, but the JetSki’s rider wasn’t hurt.
He is 19 years old.
South Haven Police Chief Natalie Thompson said the murder-suicide appeared to be random.
Friday’s shooting took place at about 2:15 p.m., police said. WOOD had a camera on the scene at the time, scanning the beach. Thompson said the shooting was random, with no evidence showing that the victims and Ingalls knew one another.
“It is rare overall to have random acts of violence and it is very unsettling,” Thompson said. “Very unusual for our area.”
White sheets covered Ingalls’ body and the man he killed on the South Beach pier for hours, while one woman was airlifted to Bronson Methodist Hospital in Kalamazoo.
She was in critical condition as of 8:00 p.m. Friday. Police have not identified the victims.
The beach camera video showed a man in a white t-shirt walk toward the end of the pier with a black backpack and then sitting down at the base of the lighthouse.
He then shot two people standing near the edge of the pier before walking back toward the beach with a gun in each hand, one photo showed.
Ingalls stopped halfway down the pier and shot himself, police said.
Ingalls was a Paw Paw High School student in 2018 when he was arrested and pleaded guilty to plotting a school shooting.
His mother turned him to law enforcement.
South Haven Police Chief Natalie Thompson gives us an update on a shooting on south pier this afternoon. @wwmtnews
— Trisha McCauley (@TrishaWWMT) August 20, 2021
Investigators said Ingalls had a hit list, an arsenal of guns, explosives and ammunition in his backpack, ready to take to school.
Investigators said in March 2018, Ingalls’ grandfather found evidence that gun barrels had been sawed off in his barn. He was also missing a rifle and shotgun the day before Ingalls planned to kill staff and students at his school.
He was arrested on March 18, 2018, hours before he allegedly planned a mass school shooting for the following day.
Ingalls mother, Karissa Ingalls, turned him into the Van Buren County Sheriff’s Office. He was arrested and appeared relieved, his mom said.
A Van Buren County judge denied the prosecution’s motion to prosecute the teen as an adult back in 2018.
Ingalls was charged with ten felony weapons and explosives charges. The teen would have faced up to 28 years in prison if prosecuted and sentenced as an adult.
After his arrest, a therapist who evaluated the teen testified he suffers from significant mental health issues, including anxiety, depression, and a real sense of social awkwardness.
He was released from the juvenile system in June 2021, when he turned 19.