According to a tweet from officials, the man who shot Grimmie — before turning his gun on himself — was 27-year-old Florida resident Kevin James Loibl, who came to Orlando with the sole intent of murdering her:
Grimmie, 22, was shot Friday at The Plaza Live in Orlando while signing autographs after a concert. The shooter, now known to be Loibl, was tackled by Grimmie’s brother before shooting himself. Grimmie was rushed to the hospital where she was pronounced dead.
In response to a reporter asking whether Loibl could be considered a “deranged fan,” Orlando Police Chief John Mina responded, “That’s what it’s looking like,” though he stressed that any such characterization remains purely speculative at this point.
Adam Levine, who served as Grimmie’s coach on The Voice, tweeted his heartbroken reaction to her death, one of many tweets from those who knew her well: