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August 15th, 2013
05:44 PM ET

Crossfit trainer gunned down in class

Brooke talks to a reporter for the Orlando Sentinel who gives more details about the victim. Listen to find out more about another shooting that targeted him last year.

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  1. boobies69

    Isn't crossfit all about training for real life situations? I guess they don't train on how to escape a shooting in a crossfit session. Ironic, isn't it?

    August 20, 2013 at 8:26 pm |
  2. does not

    angry husband, ex, boyfriend, or girlfriend or a business hit.

    August 26, 2013 at 9:57 am |
  3. say what?

    Boobies, crossfit is not a martial art or a self-defense method. It's a fitness class, and they also focus on healthy eating. It has nothing to do with learning to escape a shooting or an attacker. So no, not ironic. Not even related. You must be thinking of krav maga or some other kind of self defense course.

    August 27, 2013 at 10:15 am |
  4. Rick

    Crossfit is like an exercise cult, I'm not surprised that one of the students would begin to act like a cultist.

    August 29, 2013 at 1:28 pm |
  5. TylerP

    Maybe he was killed for his atrocious front squat technique?!

    August 30, 2013 at 1:33 pm |
  6. wb

    Another victim who should have been armed himself, but wasn't. And yes, he should have had a gun nearby even in an exercise class. He obviously had enemies and I'm sure he knew it. It's amazing the number of people who leave themselves open to being slaughtered.

    August 31, 2013 at 2:04 am |
  7. grinch

    I wonder if the cross-fit dude was sleeping with some dude's gf who is in his class. For whatever reason that's the first thing that came to my mind.

    August 31, 2013 at 1:51 pm |
  8. Stefan

    @wb

    With respect, i would not want to carry a gun around. Come on, what kind of answer is that?
    I expect someone to shoot me, so i have to carry a gun. The problem lies with the person who wants to shoot me.
    I hate carrying a gun. I rather try to evade the shooter.

    September 4, 2013 at 3:12 am |
  9. CitizenKayKay

    Sounds like the guy was caught up in some monkey-business....

    September 9, 2013 at 9:19 am |
  10. martay

    guess bad form finally did do a cross-fitter in?? seriously, sad to see that happen. insane

    September 9, 2013 at 1:46 pm |
  11. Hititquitit

    He was messing with the wrong people. Either sexually or monetarily. No sympathy here. Darwin wins even if it takes him a few times. Now if Darwin could just get to the other 6.75 billion moronic idiots taking up space while they lead their ignorant and pointless existences. Then it would be a good start.

    September 9, 2013 at 2:27 pm |
  12. Pappy La'Carro

    So many people are insensitive; take a moment and imagine if that was you, your brother, or son. No one has the right to take a life. May he rest in Peace, and the shooter be prosecuted to the full extent of the law

    September 9, 2013 at 5:20 pm |
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