Omar Mateen

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"“Lone nut”"
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BornOmar Mir Seddique Mateen
16 November 1986
New York City, U.S.
Died12 June 2016 (Age 29)
Orlando, Florida, U.S.
CitizenshipUnited States
Parents • Mir Seddique Mateen
• Shahla Mateen
SpouseSitora Yusufiy
Supposed perpetrator of2016 Orlando nightclub shooting

Omar Mateen was a 29-year-old American citizen of Afghan descent who is said to have killed at least 50 people and wounded 53 others in Orlando's Pulse nightclub and gay bar on 12 June 2016.[1] His father, Seddique Mateen, was an FBI informant for more than a decade.[2][3]


G4S made a statement published by The Independent that: “We are shocked and saddened by the tragic even that occurred at the Orlando nightclub. We can confirm that Omar Mateen had been employed with G4S since Sept 10 2007."[4]

Earlier investigation

Prior to the shooting, Mateen was investigated by the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) twice in 2013 and 2014 for suspected ties to Islamic State. According to unnamed law enforcement sources, Mateen called 9-1-1 before committing the shooting, and pledged his allegiance to IS.[5]

Documentary appearance

Mateen did appear in the documentary: 'The Big Fix'[6] - apparently filmed in secrecy as security guard to a BP oil spill area, while comments have been made that no guard to these disaster sites would have acted so carelessly with information regarding the site as he did in the short clip shown in the documentary.[7] Due to different edits and profiles at IMDB, where Mateen was shown as an actor for that documentary, but soon thereafter edited out, and the listing of other films and documentarys that he participated in, speculation started about him possibly being an actor.[8] However, the only other film or documentary that features someone that resembles him is 'Love City, Jalalabad'[9], which has the actor Mashooq Shahdab in it[10][11], leaving 'The Big Fix' as the only film/documentary with Mateen and therefore, this would have been the only legitimate entry to the IMDB database.

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