Dunn, Richard

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Dunn, Richard Gender: M
born on 3 December 1968 at 01:40 (= 01:40 AM )
Place Nanterre, France, 48n53, 2e12
Timezone MET h1e (is standard time)
Data source
From memory
Rodden Rating A
Collector: Rodden
Astrology data s_su.18.gif s_sagcol.18.gif 10°55' s_mo.18.gif s_taucol.18.gif 19°52 Asc.s_vircol.18.gif 25°43'


French murderer and suicide, a citizen who regularly attended municipal council meetings but never spoke up. According to his 68-year-old mother, he was deeply disturbed, had been in

psychiatric treatment for years and had spoken "probably 10 to 20 times of wanting to kill people. "The reason why I think he wanted to kill was because he felt very alone," she told reporters outside her home. "When he first went into psychotherapy in 1990, he asked the doctor: 'Help me to die."

On 3/27/2002, c. 1:15 AM, after sitting silently through a six-hour council meeting in Nanterre (a Paris suburb), Dunn rose and started firing two semiautomatic Glock pistols, methodically killing eight city officials and wounding 19 more people. The shooter was also packing a Smith & Wesson .357 Magnum revolver, which he did not use. Dunn was restrained by witnesses after an official threw a chair at him. The official was seriously wounded when Dunn managed to free one of his hands and continued firing. When police arrived, the rampaging man begged them to kill him.

Unemployed, Dunn had trouble keeping jobs. For several years he worked at a nearby elementary school as a hall monitor; he also volunteered at the Human Rights League. He was described by acquaintances as a sympathizer of ecological organizations, but was not a member of the Green Party. In letters addressed to acquaintances a few days before the rampage, Dunn wrote: "I am crazy. I have become a tramp. So I must die." In another paragraph he reiterated his intention to "kill people and commit suicide" thereby "destroying his mother psychologically."

On 3/28/2002 at about 10:15 AM while being questioned at the Paris headquarters of the Brigade criminelle where he was detained, Dunn rushed toward the fourth-floor window, struggled out of the grasp of two officers who tried to pull him back and jumped to his death.


  • Crime : Homicide Perpetration 27 March 2002 at 01:15 AM in Nanterre (Shot/killed eight people, wounded 20 others)
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  • Death by Suicide 28 March 2002 in Paris (Jumped from window, age 33)
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Source Notes

James Elliott quotes his mother in an interview given to Paris Match (issue # 2759, April 11, 2002). "I was living in a small room with my daughter, Romana, aged 10. When I felt the first contractions, I prepared my suitcase and left alone, on foot, for Nanterre's Saint-Denis clinic. Richard was born December 3rd, 1968 at 1:40 am".


  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Anti-social Personality
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Depression
  • Diagnoses : Psychological : Psychotic Episode
  • Family : Childhood : Order of birth (Second of two, older sister)
  • Lifestyle : Social Life : Groups (Human Rights League)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Assault/ Battery (Shot/wounded 20 people)
  • Passions : Criminal Perpetrator : Homicide many at once (Shot/killed eight people)
  • Personal : Death : Suicide (Jumped from fourth-story window)
  • Vocation : Education : Other Education (Hall monitor)