The name of the killer was 27-year-old Kevin James Loibl from St. Petersburg, Florida. The gunman who killed former “The Voice” contestant Christina Grimmie and then fatally shot himself was identified by police Saturday.
Orlando police released this statement following confirmation of Grimmie’s death by her rep: “With deep regret, Christina Grimme has succumbed to her injuries. We have no additional updates. The investigation is in its preliminary stages. We know there are many questions and we will do our best to answer them as the investigations unfolds.” Police also confirmed the identity of the shooter and released a picture.
OPD can confirm 27 year old Kevin James Loibl, suspect who shot Christina Grimmie, is from St Petersburg, FL pic.twitter.com/iN6RUi3VRx
— Orlando Police (@OrlandoPolice) June 11, 2016
Police are still investigating the motive of the shooting.
Grimmie, 22, died from her injuries from the shooting, which happened Friday around 10:30 p.m. ET at The Plaza Live in Orlando. The singer had opened for the band Before You Exit and was meeting fans and signing autographs a half hour after the concert ended when she was shot.