Fact Check: 'Lynn Dee Walker' Is NOT Michigan State University Shooter -- Other Fake Names & Photos Circulating Too

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  • by: Dana Ford
Fact Check: 'Lynn Dee Walker' Is NOT Michigan State University Shooter -- Other Fake Names & Photos Circulating Too Wrong ID

Do photos of "Lynn Dee Walker" and others shared on social media show the gunman who killed three people and wounded five others at Michigan State University? No, that's not true: Authorities have identified the shooter as 43-year-old Anthony Dwayne McRae.

An example of such a claim appeared in a Facebook post (archived here) published February 13, 2023, the same day as the shooting. The post included three different photos; each purporting to show the suspected gunman or gunmen. The post's caption read:

Yeah this Krazyy Prayers go out to MSU πŸ™πŸΎ

This is what the post looked like on Facebook at the time of writing:

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(Source: Facebook screenshot taken on Tue Feb 14 15:07:56 2023 UTC)

The post's first photo identified the shooter as "Lynn Dee Walker." The second showed what appeared to be three suspects walking down a sidewalk. The final image in the post identified the gunman as "Raymone Jordan."

All are false. Authorities have identified the shooter as 43-year-old Anthony Dwayne McRae:

They say McRae killed three students and wounded five others before dying from a self-inflicted gunshot wound. He is thought to be the lone suspect in the shooting.

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  Dana Ford

Dana Ford is an Atlanta-based reporter and editor. She previously worked as a senior editor at Atlanta Magazine Custom Media and as a writer/ editor for CNN Digital. Ford has more than a decade of news experience, including several years spent working in Latin America.

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