YouTuber Tanner Cook Injured – Tanner Cook, a YouTuber who was shot and seriously injured in the Dulles Town Center mall, said that he was making a prank video for his channel when he was shot. Tanner Cook, who is 21 years old, had one bullet go through his stomach and liver. The next day, his mother stayed with him in the intensive care unit. Tanner Cook’s name was not made public by the Loudoun County Sheriff’s Office, but court documents did.
During 31-year-old Alan Colie’s from Leesburg arraignment, a judge in Loudoun County General District Court named him. On Sunday, Colie was taken into custody and charged with aggravated malicious wounding, using a gun to commit a crime, and firing a gun inside a building.
Sheriff Mike Chapman said that the shooting happened because the two men got into a fight in the food court. People in the mall were scared by the gunfire. A video of Colie being arrested on the ground was taken by the Instagram user @thisismyu5ername. While the investigation is still going on, Cook talked to authorities from his hospital bed after having surgery. Cook, who makes videos for the YouTube page Classified Goons, said that he and Colie were joking around about another video.
“I was playing a prank and a simple practical joke, and this guy didn’t take it very well,” said Tanner Cook. His friend was recording the video when Colie allegedly pulled out his gun. The family said the footage is now part of the evidence. “He didn’t say anything to me,” added Tanner Cook.
Tanner Cook’s father said that the shooting was shocking and pointless, no matter what led up to it. Tanner Cook said that his family’s support for his son comes from God and their faith. He even said that he doesn’t feel bad, angry, or bitter about Colie. After being closed for a whole day, the mall opened again on Monday.
Chair of the Loudoun County Board of Supervisors Phyllis Randall said she got a lot of calls from worried people. Her focus is not only on the person who was shot but also on the people who saw it happen. Tanner Cook said that his injuries will not stop him from making videos. On Monday, when Colie went to court, he was given a public defender. Anyone with additional information is asked to contact Detective K. Mitchell at 703-777-1021.
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