Summary: high school honors student and son of GE Energy Financial Services senior vice president and tax director Peter Lanza who was suspected of fatally shooting his mother Nancy Lanza at their upscale West Connecticut home before he allegedly drove to nearby Sandy Hook Elementary School and reportedly opened fire on the campus, where he had shot and killed approximately 20 grade-school students and six staff members and also critically wounded several others including the school's vice principal during a series of violent shooting rampage inside at least two first-grade classrooms, in which the incident became the second-deadliest school shooting in U.S. history since the 2007 Virginia Tech massacre.
Cause of Death: Suicide by self-inflicted gunshot wound
Born: April 22, 1992
Died: December 14, 2012
Location: Newtown, Connecticut