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article imageShooting victim identifies man as Honey Bee Killer

By Bryan W. Alaspa     Dec 16, 2010 in Crime
Chicago - One of the men shot earlier this year by a mysterious man has positively identified Gary Amaya as the man who shot him. That man has become known as the “Honey Bee Killer."
The “Honey Bee”Killer" got his name when he reportedly engaged in a discussion with one of his victims about putting honey bees on his property. The killer shot three people just across the Indiana border, near Chicago, and one of them died. The police originally had a suspect in custody but forensic evidence cleared him and he was released.
Amaya was killed over the weekend attempting to rob an L.A. Tan store in suburban Orland Park, Illinois. During the robbery, after he had already tied up workers at the tanning salon, a customer entered the salon. The customer and Amaya got involved in an altercation that ended with Amaya being shot dead with his own gun.
The authorities have positively stated that the gun used in the robbery is the same gun that was used in the killings from back in October. One of the victims, farmer Keith Dahl, today told the media and authorities that he was absolutely certain that Amaya was the man who approached him and then fired,.
Dahl was working on his farm when the gunman approached him. The shooter then engaged him in a discussion about putting honey bees on his farm before pulling out a gun and shooting Dahl. Authorities also confirmed that Amaya, at one point, had a farm in Grundy County containing honey bees.
The authorities have not officially declared that Amaya is the Honey Bee Killer. They indicated that more forensic work was to be done before such a determination could be made.
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