Robert Card, the Maine mass shooter, is still at large at the time of this writing. Pertaining to similar tragedies, people are interested to learn about his family background, career, wife, and his mental health status. Was he arrested previously for s*x offender charges and possession of child p**nography?
Read all that we know about Robert in this article below.
Meet Robert Card, Lewiston, Maine Mass Shooter
Robert Card, who was initially a person of interest in mass shootings in Lewiston, Maine has been confirmed as the suspect in the mass shooting that left at least 18 people dead and 13 people injured. According to investigators, Robert is wanted on eight charges of murder, and an arrest warrant was issued Thursday morning. According to police, the numbers will probably rise when the identities of the other victims are confirmed.
Eight of the gunshot victims have been recognized, and their relatives have been informed.
The police department in Lewiston labeled Robert as “should be considered armed and dangerous.” After the shooting, Robert fled the scene of the crime, according to the police.
Authorities have released many photos of the shooting suspect and urged anyone who recognizes him to get in touch with them. Images of the man, who was wearing a brown shirt, black jeans, and light shoes, were posted on social media by the Lewiston Police Department on Wednesday night. He was seen clutching a semiautomatic weapon at one of the shooting scenes.
According to the law enforcement warning, Robert lately claimed to be having mental health problems, including hearing voices, and he made threats to shoot up a military base in Saco. The alert also stated that he was reportedly admitted for two weeks this past summer to a mental health facility.
A representative for the New York Army National Guard told CBS News on Thursday that Card was “behaving erratically” and that officials of the U.S. Army Reserve’s 3rd battalion had informed garrison staff of this in mid-July. While receiving training at the U.S. Military Academy, the battalion was billeted in the Camp Smith training facility located in Cortlandt.
“Out of concern for his safety, the unit requested that law enforcement be contacted,” the spokesperson said in the statement. “New York State Police responded and transported Card to Keller Army Community Hospital at the United States Military Academy for medical evaluation.”
“I have known Rob my whole life,” Robert’s sister-in-law Katie O’Neill, made the statement to the Daily Beast. “He is quiet but the most loving, hardworking, and kind person that I know. But in the past year, he had an acute episode of mental health, and it’s been a struggle.”
Regarding hearing voices, Katie added, “He truly believed he was hearing people say things.” ”
This all just happened within the last few months,” then added, “He would get mad and claim that we didn’t believe him. We tried to listen to him and tell him that nobody was talking about him. Yesterday, as the story was unfolding, we prayed that Rob had nothing to do with this. But when we heard the two places where the shooting happened, my husband rushed home.”
Authorities reportedly discovered a message at Card’s house, but the New York Daily News reports that they are still attempting to interpret it. They kept the contents a secret.
Fact: There is also a s*x offender and possessor of child p**n registered in Maine with the same name but has a different date of birth. It has been brought to light that they are two different people.
Robert Card Career
Robert Card attended the University of Maine as an engineering student but it was unknown whether he graduated from the school.
Robert was enlisted in the army in the winter of 2002 while working toward a degree in engineering technology at the University of Maine. He never graduated as he committed to the Armed Forces. He ranked up to become sergeant first class and earned the Army Achievement Medal and the Humanitarian Service Medal.
Robert is now a first sergeant and has the military specialty of “petroleum supply specialist.” Most recently he was assigned to the Third Battalion 304th Infantry Regiment in Saco, Maine.
Haley Britzky, a CNN Pentagon correspondent, wrote on X, “The Army confirms that Robert Card, a person of interest in the shootings last night in Maine, is currently a sergeant first class and petroleum supply specialist in the Army Reserve. He enlisted in 2002 and has no deployments on record.”
The Army told Fox News, “His awards include the Army Achievement Medal, Army Reserve Component Achievement Medal x2, Humanitarian Service Medal, National Defense Service Medal, and Army Service Ribbon.”
A screenshot featured a remark discussion suggesting that Card was a member of the US Army till a recent time.
“Another wild bus trip think we’re too old, aren’t we? Good to hear from you just about to finish up my 20 years in the army got my letter just need them to approve my packet,” Robert posted to a friend 20 weeks before the shooting.
“The friend referred to him as “Sargent Rob” and congratulated him on “20 years.” He asked, “Anyone left from the original 947th/439th? We will have to catch up sometime for a beer, it’s been about 11 years.”
Robert Card Age
Robert Card’s date of birth has been released as April 4, 1983. Hence, as of October 2023, Robert is 40 years old.
Is Robert Card On Facebook?
Yes, Robert Card was on Facebook, but his profile is no longer available. Moreover, his X page (formerly Twitter) was suspended, Heavy reported.
Robert Card Wife
Per the screenshot of Robert Card’s Facebook profile, he was single.
Although unconfirmed, Robert was allegedly married and divorced twice. He is allegedly a father to three children that he likely shared with his ex-wives. Another report available online suggested that one of his ex-wives even filed a restraining order against him.
Robert was allegedly arrested after being charged with domestic violence and various other offenses.
But since, there was another Robert (s*x offender) with the same name, “the two divorce and three children” might be the information about the (s*x offender) Robert.
One thing that is for sure is that Robert has a son named Colby Card.
Robert Card Family
DailyBeast reported that Robert Card came from a family who were gun fanatics. His ethnicity has been hailed as “Caucasian.”
Robert’s parents Robert Card and Janna Card have been married for more than 31 years as of 2023. Janna writes on her FB bio, “MARRIED TO ROBERT FOR 31 YRS. WE HAVE 3 CHILDREN, RYAN, ROB, AND NICOLE. WE HAVE 7 GRANDCHILDREN, WITH 1 ON THE WAY. I AM DISABLED I BABYSIT ROB’S SON, COLBY. I SPEND MY TIME WITH MY 2 DOGS & 4 CATS. WE HAVE A DAIRY FARM, AND ALSO WE RAISE MEAT COWS. ROBT WORKS AS AN ELECTRICIAN.”
Janna is 60 years old and resides in Bowdoin, Maine. Her husband turned 61 in May 2023.
The married couple owned a dairy farm where they raised meat cows. Additionally, Robert (the suspect’s father) worked as an electrician.
More about his family, Robert has a brother named Ryan Card. Ryan told CNN that the family “has actually been texting him, reaching out to him, telling him to surrender.”
Ryan reached 41 in January 2023. He is married to his wife Katie Card, a 41-year-old from Maine.
Robert’s sister is named Nicole Card who is 39 years old.
CNN correspondent Pamela Brown reported during “CNN News Central” that “The family is doing everything they can to help police bring him into custody.
“[We] have helped law enforcement in any way possible … the police have been given anything that we can offer to facilitate their efforts … there are many people hurting out there, please focus on them … this is many people’s worst nightmare,” Ryan wrote in a text message.
Where Is Robert Card From?
Robert Card hailed from Bowdoin, Maine.
When Is Robert Card Birthday?
Per public records, Robert Card’s birthday is on April 4.
How Tall Is Robert Card?
Robert Card is described as being 5’11” tall and weighing 230 pounds.