Man Went Down Online Rabbit Hole Before Killing Himself And Family

The surviving daughter of a Michigan man who fatally shot his wife and injured one of his daughters blamed QAnon conspiracy theories for causing her father’s descent into violence.

Rebecca Lanis said her father Igor Lanis started going down “crazy rabbit holes” after the 2020 presidential elections that caused him to snap.

On Sunday, September 11, while 21-year-old Rebecca was staying at a friend’s house, her father, 53-year-old Igor Lanis, shot and killed his wife, the dog, and shot and injured her sister, 25-year-old Rachel Lanis before he was shot and killed by police.

In a Reddit post last week, Rebecca lashed out at QAnon, expressing her hope that the FBI “tightens its grip on you” and adding that she hoped QAnon supporters “rot in prison (and hell) for poisoning so many people.”

Rebecca said her father had never been violent before. But after the 2020 presidential election, he began following QAnon conspiracies online which made him grow more aggressive leading to several outbursts.

During last Sunday’s incident in Walled Lake, Michigan, after shooting his wife and daughter, Igor Lanis reportedly exited his home as police arrived at the scene. He opened fire on police with a shotgun, prompting officers to return fire, killing him.

According to the Oakland County Sheriff, officers responded to the home after receiving a call from a young woman who said she had been shot by her father.

Officers on the scene later found 25-year-old Rachel Lanis crawling out of her home and dragged her to safety. The mother, whose name was not released, was found inside dead from multiple gunshot wounds to the back. It appeared she was attempting to flee the house when her husband shot her.