Many are puzzling over the motivations of a heavily armed guy whose body was discovered in a Colorado amusement park. The body of 20-year-old Diego Barajas Medina was found in a women’s restroom next to the Glenwood Caverns Adventure Park before the park opened to the public. The semi-automatic weapon, handgun, explosives, and body armor found beside his body gave the appearance that he had been preparing for a terrible attack.
David Barajas Medina, Diego’s older brother, said that his sibling was an introvert who kept to himself. The two kids lived with their mom in an apartment near the amusement park in Carbondale.
“He always wanted to be a police officer, so he had guns,” David mentioned, emphasizing that Diego had been equipped with a ballistic vest as well. Authorities claim some of the weapons are suspected to be unregistered ghost guns. Such guns can be assembled at home using kits and 3D printers. As the investigation unfolds, David remains baffled about his brother’s state of mind, asserting that he never believed Diego was a dangerous person.
Diego, who had lost his job at Family Dollar approximately a year earlier, was selling stuff on Amazon to make ends meet but was trying to keep up with rent payments. He may have been depressed, which adds mystery to the discovery of his death with multiple weapons.
While Diego’s intent remains a mystery, his actions and the significant arsenal he had amassed could have resulted in a major tragedy. The discovery of writing on a bathroom wall near his body reading, “I am not a killer, I just wanted to get into the caves,” has further complicated the investigation. Authorities are striving to understand Diego’s motivations, but his intentions remain uncertain.
According to the sheriff’s office, he had a semiautomatic rifle, a semiautomatic handgun, and a large number of magazines for each of these weapons.
The finding of Diego’s body in a family-oriented amusement park is highly disconcerting for a nation still reeling from a recent mass shooting in Maine, where 18 people were killed by a gunman brandishing a similar semi-automatic rifle. The facts surrounding Diego Barajas Medina’s attendance at the Colorado amusement park armed to the teeth and his subsequent suicide are still being investigated.